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’s your fantasy profession?

A. Apart from this? Visual artist.

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

A. The Metropolitan Museum.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Today, it's Boots of Spanish Leather by Bob Dylan. Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division. I Don't Want To Get Over You by The Magnetic Fields. Aretha, Sing One for Me by George Jackson, sung by Cat Power. Ariel's song Full Fathom Five in The Tempest.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Balancing motherhood and writing.

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