Hannah Kent's first novel, Burial Rites (2013), was translated into 30 languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Stella Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier's People's Choice Award, and is being adapted for film by TriStar Pictures. Her second novel, The Good People (2016) was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, the Queensland Literary Awards and the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. It is currently being adapted for film by Aquarius Productions.
Hannah is a passionate advocate for our child sponsorship program, having sponsored children in Chad and Jerusalem West Bank Gaza. As a mother with a young daughter, Hannah hopes that the girls she sponsors will be empowered with the same opportunities her daughter receives in Australia.