Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent

Writing a debut novel is a daunting task. Here's how Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites, describes it.


“People speak of the fear of the blank canvas as though it is a temporary hesitation, a trembling moment of self-doubt. For me it was more like being abducted from my bed by a clown, thrust into a circus arena with a wicker chair, and told to tame a pissed-off lion in front of an expectant crowd”


I love that she is searingly honest. And I'm glad it all came good in the end as it's one of my favourite books!





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