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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading or watching a movie.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. You tell me...

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Narcissism.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. The feeling of being only a few steps away from a treasured destination, about to arrive.

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