In our second interview of season two we are lucky enough to be joined by multi-award winning author, Hannah Kent. Based on the true story of the last person to be executed in Iceland, Hannah’s international bestseller, Burial Rites, follows the last days of the accused murderess, Agnes Magnusdottir, while her second novel, The Good People, examines the lives of three very different women caught up in the world of Irish folklore and superstition.
We chat to Hannah about her historical research, the difficulties of representation, and the real-life women who have inspired her work.
Hannah is also the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary publication Kill Your Darlings. You can find out more about Hannah and her work at hannahkentauthor.com.
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I thoroughly enjoyed your chat with Hannah Kent. Well done.
Thanks so much! She was absolutely wonderful to speak to.