My Flinders Experience

HANNAH KENT
Flinders creative arts (creative writing) graduate, author of Burial Rites and co-creator and editor of Kill Your Darlings

Hannah Kent undertook undergraduate studies, honours and a PhD at Flinders in creative arts (creative writing).

In 2011, Hannah won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award and is now a highly successful novelist. Her first novel, Burial Rites, is being published by Picador in Australia and the UK, and by Little, Brown in North America. It’s also being translated into 15 different languages, with different publishers.

“It’s been a long process but that’s what my Flinders course taught me – the ins and outs of publishing. They let us know the reality of being a writer and found us balance between the creative and the practical.”

“In my creative arts degree, a structured course for a creative pursuit worked for me. It gave me discipline. The breadth of writing was really enjoyable. We had opportunities to create non-fiction, fiction for children, short stories and also other courses – screenwriting and writing for theatre.”

“I’ve found my career in creative writing.”