The Secret River
By Kate Grenville
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Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year. In 1806 William Thornhill, a man of quick temper and deep feelings, is transported
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The Secret River
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1 July 2005
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Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2006 -- Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize and Community Relations Award 2006 (Australia) -- Winner of Fellowship of Australian Writers' Christina Stead Award 2006 (Australia) -- Winner of Literary Fiction Book of the Year and Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2006 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2006 (Australia)

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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 Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Dark Places and the Orange Prize winner The Idea of Perfection. Her most recent books are two works of non-fiction, 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.