Forgotten Garden (Morton) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Where—Berri, South Australia
Education—B.A., and M.A., University of Queensland
Currently—lives in Australia

Kate Morton, a native Australian, holds degrees in dramatic art and English literature and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Queensland. She lives with her family in Brisbane, Australia. The House at Riverton is her first novel; The Forgotten Garden, her second, was published in 2008. (From the publisher.)

Morton, an acclaimed Australian author, is one of three sisters born in Queensland, Australia. The family later settled on Tamborine Mountain where Morton attended a small country school. She then completed a Licentiate in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London.

Later she earned a first class honours for her English Literature degree at Queensland University. Following this she obtained a scholarship and completed a Master's degree focussing on tragedy in Victorian literature. She is currently enrolled in a Ph. D program researching contemporary novels that marry elements of gothic and mystery fiction.

Kate is married to Davin, a composer, and they have two young sons. All four live together in a nineteenth-century home replete with its own ghosts and secrets (From Wikipedia and the author's website.)

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