Kent, Hannah (Credit Lauren Bamford)
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Ambassadors > Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent

SA
International bestselling writer of the award-winning Burial Rights, The Good People and original feature film, Run Rabbit Run
“Reading is magical to me. Books are portals to different places, countries and times and, like any returned traveller, I always finish a book feeling wiser for it, my mind stronger, my heart bigger. Only reading allows me to live any number of lives, all vastly different from my own. Only reading helps me understand those differences.”

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