Hannah Kent is an Australian novelist and screenwriter. Her first book, Burial Rites, was an international bestseller and was translated into over 30 languages. 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 currently being adapted for film by Sony TriStar.
Hannah's second novel, The Good People, was translated into 10 languages, shortlisted for several awards including the Walter Scott Award for Historical Fiction, and is currently being adapted for film by Aquarius Productions.
Hannah's original feature film, Run Rabbit Run, starring Sarah Snook, is directed by Daina Reid (The Handmaid's Tale) and produced by Carver and XYZ Films.
Her latest novel is Devotion.
Kári Gíslason is a writer and an academic who lectures in Creative Writing at QUT. Kári was awarded a doctorate in 2003 for his thesis on medieval Icelandic literature. His first book, The Promise of Iceland (UQP, 2011), told the story of return journeys he’s made to his birthplace. His second book was the novel The Ash Burner (UQP, 2015). He is also the co-author, with Richard Fidler, of Saga Land: The island of stories at the edge of the world (HarperCollins, 2017), which won the Indie Book Award for Non-Fiction in 2018. His fourth book, The Sorrow Stone (UQP, 2022), is an historical novel that reimagines the life of one of the most famous women of the medieval Icelandic sagas.