Kirsten Tranter

Kirsten Tranter grew up in Sydney and studied English and Fine Arts at the University of Sydney. She lived in New York between 1998 and 2006, where she completed a PhD in English on Renaissance poetry at Rutgers University. She now lives in Sydney with her husband and son and is working on a second novel.

Books by this Author

A Common Loss
The Legacy

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. This too will pass.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Henry in The Secret History.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Crusty french bread & butter.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd love to meet Henry James. I would just listen.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Really. Love. And, I discovered while having my work proofread, "look" and "back."

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