Michelle de Kretser
Michelle de Kretser is the author of The Rose Grower, The Hamilton Case, which won the Commonwealth Prize and the UK Encore Prize, and The Lost Dog, which was widely praised by writers such as AS Byatt, Hilary Mantel and William Boyd and won a swag of awards, including the 2008 NSW Premier's Book of the Year Award, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the 2008 ALS Gold Medal. The Lost Dog was also shortlisted for the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, the Western Australian Premier's Australia-Asia Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and Orange Prize's Shadow Youth Panel. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her novel, Questions of Travel, received 14 honours, including the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award and her most recent novel, Life to Come, won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the Miles Franklin Literary Award, making de Kretser only the third woman to win Australia’s most prestigious literary award more than once.