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


A Common Loss in Las Vegas

Disintegrating male friendships are tested after one friends tragic death drastically changes the dynamic of their annual trip to Las Vegas.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. This too will pass.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Generosity (I try).

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I will lack courage.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Too much plastic in the world.

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.

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