Kate Grenville is one of Australia's best-loved authors. Her works of fiction have won awards both in Australia and internationally. THE IDEA OF PERFECTION won the 2001 Orange Prize for Fiction and became a long-running bestseller. In 2006 THE SECRET RIVER won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Kate Grenville lives in Sydney.
* Lilian's Story ... takes you into another world, which is rare. Guardian * Here is someone who can really write -- Peter Carey * Kate Grenville has transformed an Australian myth into a dazzling fiction of universal appeal. It is a pleasure to be able to praise a true novelist. -- Patrick White