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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty. Imagination. Understanding.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mother. She's also my agent in Australia and my most trusted reader.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. You tell me...

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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