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|Publisher||Pan Macmillan, Australia|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
Burial Rites tells the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, a servant in northern Iceland who was condemned to death after the murder of two men, one of whom was her employer, and became the last woman put to death in Iceland.
- Burial Rites was included in the VCE text response texts from 2014.
- Dedication: For my Family
- The Australian - "Hannah Kent's debut novel Burial Rites is written in cold blood" by Stephen Romei
Awards and nominations
- 2011 inaugural winner Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award
- 2013 shortlisted 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature
- 2013 shortlisted Guardian First Book Award
- 2013 winner 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature — The Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize
- 2014 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards — Fiction
- 2014 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards — People's Choice Award
- 2014 winner Indie Awards — Debut Fiction
- 2014 shortlisted Stella Prize
- 2014 shortlisted ASAL Awards — ALS Gold Medal
- 2014 shortlisted Women's Prize for Fiction (UK) — Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
- 2014 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) — Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
- 2014 winner Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award — Australian Booksellers Association
- 2014 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) — Booktopia People's Choice Award
- 2014 shortlisted Davitt Award — Best Adult Crime Novel
- 2014 winner Davitt Award — Best Debut Crime Novel
- 2014 winner Davitt Award — Readers' Choice Award
- 2014 shortlisted National Book Awards (UK) — International Author of the Year
- 2014 shortlisted Voss Literary Prize
- 2015 shortlisted International Dublin Literary Award
- Kent, Hannah 'Keep Calm and Carry On: An Unexpected Path to Publication', Kill Your Darlings, Issue 13 (April 2013)
- "Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, review", The Guardian, 31 August 2013
- "The Real Deal by Ben Etherington", Sydney Review of Books, 8 November 2013
- "Hannah Kent's debut novel Burial Rites is written in cold blood" by Stephen Romei, The Australian, 20 April 2013
- "The Nielsen BookData Booksellers' Choice Award - Australian Booksellers Association". www.booksellers.org.au. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
- Brent Lang (12 December 2017). "Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Luca Guadagnino's 'Burial Rites'". Variety.