Burial Rites
Trade Paperback
$19.99
Burial Rites - Hannah Kent

BOOK INFORMATION

Format: Trade Paperback
Pub date: 01/05/2013
Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Imprint: Picador Australia
Pages: 352
Price: $19.99

Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2014 and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014

In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men.

Agnes is sent to wait on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson and his family, who are horrified and avoid Agnes. Only Toti, the young assistant reverend appointed as Agnes's spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her. As the summer months fall away to winter, Agnes's story begins to emerge. And as the days to her execution draw closer, the question burns: did she or didn't she?

Based on a true story, Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about freedom and the ways we will risk everything for love. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's formidable landscape, and asks: how can one woman endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?

AWARDS
The Stella Prize
The Guardian First Book Award
Indie Awards
Victorian Premier's Literary Award People's Choice Award 2014
FAW Christina Stead Award
ABA Nielsen Bookdata Booksellers' Choice Award
NiB Waverley Award for Literature
Voss Literary Award
ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year
SMH Best Young Australian Novelist
ABIA/Booktopia People's Choice Award
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction
ALS Gold Medal

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. As a teenager she travelled to Iceland on a Rotary Exchange, where she first heard the story of Agnes Magnusdottir. Hannah is the co-founder and deputy editor of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings, and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. Burial Rites is her first novel.

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AWARDS
The Stella Prize
The Guardian First Book Award
Indie Awards
Victorian Premier's Literary Award People's Choice Award 2014
FAW Christina Stead Award
ABA Nielsen Bookdata Booksellers' Choice Award
NiB Waverley Award for Literature
Voss Literary Award
ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year
SMH Best Young Australian Novelist
ABIA/Booktopia People's Choice Award
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction
ALS Gold Medal