Thursday, April 13, 2006


GRENVILLE Kate [1950-] Novelist. Born Catherine Elizabeth Grenville in Sydney, Australia. Novels The Secret River (2005: winner of the 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Novel and the 2006 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award/Christina Stead Prize for Fiction; shortlisted for the 2006 Miles Franklin Literary Award); The Idea of Perfection (1999: winner of the 2001 Orange Prize for Fiction); Dark Places (published as Albion’s Story in the U.S.) (1994: shortlisted for the 1995 Miles Franklin Literary Award); Joan Makes History (1988); Dreamhouse (1986); Lilian’s Story (1985: winner of the 1986 Vogel/Australian Award) Stories Bearded Ladies (1984) Nonfiction The Writing Book: A Workbook for Fiction Writers (1990); Making Stories: How Ten Australian Novels Were Written (with Sue Wolfe) (1993) Memoir Searching for the Secret River (2006)

Novels The Secret River (2005); The Idea of Perfection (1999)


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