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Kirsten Alexander

Kirsten Alexander is the author of two novels, Half Moon Lake (Penguin Random House, Aust & NZ, 2019; Grand Central/Hachette, US & Canada, 2020) and The Riptides (PRH, 2020).

She is writing her third novel.

She is also co-founder of short story site Storymart.

Kirsten has worked as a nonfiction book editor, copywriter (inhouse four years for Aesop, also for Crumpler, M.L. Vintage, House + Universe), and occasional article writer (for the Age, the Daily BeastNotebook, the Melbourne Weekly, Atticus Review and many others). She’s worked as a reviewer for ABC Radio National’s The Book Show, a magazine section editorand content manager for several websites.

She was co-founder and editor of three-volume digital journal Open Field.

Kirsten was born in San Francisco, raised in Brisbane, and lives in Melbourne with her partner, two sons and two dogs. Book Cover


Half Moon Lake is set in 1913-1916 Louisiana. Discover some music of the era – ragtime, dixieland, classical and wartime songs – on Spotify.

Kirsten Alexander website