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.

New Book Out Now

The Case Against Fragrance – a look at the synthetic scents that are all around us.

The Case Against Fragrance is a departure for me and probably a surprise for readers of my other books. Why would a novelist turn her hand to a non-fiction book on the subject of fragrance? The answer is that my life is being increasingly blighted by the scents that are all around us these days. They're in perfumes and colognes, they're in shampoos and cleaning products and they're in air fresheners and room fragrances. All those things give me headaches that can make ordinary pleasures like going shopping, sitting in a cafe or seeing a movie no fun at all. I wanted to find out why. Read more