Cover Photo: Nick Kenrick
Nick Kenrick

The Woman in the Garden

“She was a sidelong glimpse through sunglasses and a veil of latticework.”

This extract is taken from the novel Springtime, available now from Catapult Books.

Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was fourteen. Educated in Melbourne and Paris, she is the author of four novels, including the Miles Franklin Award-winning Questions of Travel and the Man Booker Prize longlisted The Lost Dog. She is currently an associate of the English Department at the University of Sydney.