About Kristen…


Kristen Levitzke is a Perth-based mother, teacher and writer of fiction. She graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2004 with a BA  and subsequently completed a postgraduate Diploma of Education. Kristen is currently redrafting her first novel whilst teaching part-time, blogging (kristenlevitzke.com), and raising two delightful boys. Kristen has had a number of short stories published and commended; her highly commended story, Solomon’s Baby, was published in Knitting and other stories; Beach Wedding was highly commended in the Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Award; and Dot’s Garden appears in Margaret River Press’ collection, The Trouble with Flying and other stories. Kristen’s story, Sunny Park Caravan City, was recently longlisted for the Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Prize.  Kristen is a true bibliophile with a passion for language, education and literacy development.

Kristen’s Favourite Books :

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Transgressions by Sarah Dunant

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

On Love by Alain De Botton

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Little Children by Tom Perrotta

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkias

Immortality by Milan Kundera

About a Boy by Nick Hornby

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

Praise by Andrew McGahan

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

Moon Palace by Paul Auster

East, West by Salman Rushdie (short stories)

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Status Anxiety by Alain De Botton

Where’d you go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Elemental by Amanda Curtin


2 thoughts on “About Kristen…

  1. Glad to see another big fan of Moon Palace – my all time favourite book. Isn’t it time Auster wrote a sequel, beyond the cryptic references to MS Fogg in Book of Illusions? Atonement is in my top 5 too.

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