Welcome to Kate Grenville's website

I hope this site helps you to find what you’re looking for. Happy reading!

Here you'll find information about all my books. There are extracts, reviews and notes for readers' groups, as well as a few essay-type pieces and biographical information.

A Room Made of Leaves - New Book Out in July 2020

What if Elizabeth Macarthur - wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in early Sydney - had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? And what if novelist Kate Grenville had miraculously found and published it? That's the starting point of A Room Made of Leaves. It's historical fiction turned inside out, a playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented, inspired by a remarkable woman.