• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6368

de Kretser, Michelle

(1957 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1957, Sri Lanka
  • Occupation Author, Editor


Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and migrated to Australia with her family when she was 14. She studied French at the University of Melbourne and also completed a masters degree in Paris.

After returning to Australia, Michelle worked as an editor for Lonely Planet and later she became a founding editor of the Australian Women’s Book Review.

Michelle published her first novel, The Rose Grower, in 1999. Since then she has published several other award-winning books.

Archival resources

  • State Library of Victoria
    • Drafts and papers, 2002-2008 [manuscript].