Kate Grenville is one of Australia's most celebrated writers. Her international bestseller The Secret River was awarded local and overseas prizes, has been adapted for the stage and as an acclaimed television miniseries, and is now a much-loved classic. Grenville's other novels include A Room Made of Leaves, Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Dark Places and the Orange Prize winner The Idea of Perfection. Her non-fiction books include One Life: My Mother's Story and The Case Against Fragrance. She has also written three books about the writing process. In 2017 Grenville was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. She lives in Melbourne.
'Excellent...So beautifully observed and written...An accomplished novel with all the experience that a writer like Kate Grenville brings to her work...Really a superb piece of work.' * Leigh Sales on A Room Made of Leaves * 'Kate Grenville's 'A Room Made of Leaves' - an almost flawless novel about our early colonial history told through the fictional eyes of Elizabeth MacArthur - it's deep in research and beautifully realised.' * Heather Rose on A Room Made of Leaves * 'Kate Grenville is a literary alchemist, turning the leaden shadow of the historical Elizabeth Macarthur into a luminescent, golden woman for our times. Intelligent, compassionate, strategic and dead sexy, Grenville's Macarthur is an unforgettable character who makes us question everything we thought we knew about our colonial past. A polished gem of a novel by a writer who is as brave as she is insightful. I simply loved it.' * Clare Wright on A Room Made of Leaves * 'Grenville's editorial asides allow the reader to glimpse something of the possible reality that lies beneath, and offer a window into the complexity of Grenville's relationship with this compelling, difficult and sometimes unattractive muse.' * Kirsten Tranter, Guardian *