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


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 hero?

A. Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Too much plastic in the world.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. The Metropolitan Museum.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Happy being myself. Possibly a cat. They seem happy to be cats.

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