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 Bachetlor of Arts and subsequently completed a postgraduate Diploma of Education. 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 published in The Sky Falls Down; 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 longlisted for the Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Prize. Kristen is a true bibliophile with a passion for language, education, social justice, history, neuroscience and literacy development.

Kristen’s Favourite Books :

Everything by Margaret Atwood (I’d read her shopping lists!)

Everything by Kazuo Ishiguro

Everything by Aldous Huxley (what a Renaissance man!)

Everything by Virginia Woolf

Atonement by Ian McEwan

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Transgressions by Sarah Dunant

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

On Love by Alain De Botton

Little Children by Tom Perrotta

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkias

Immortality by Milan Kundera

Praise by Andrew McGahan

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

Moon Palace by Paul Auster

East, West by Salman Rushdie

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Status Anxiety by Alain De Botton

Where’d you go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

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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