Kerry Greenwood Biography
Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after
wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has degrees in English
and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on
the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry
has written twenty novels, a number of plays (including The Troubadours with
Stephen D'Arcy), is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and
contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a book of essays on
female murderers called Things She Loves: Why Women Kill.
The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in
1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written fourteen
books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her
pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she
can keep writing them.
Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director,
producer, translator, costume-maker, cook and is currently a solicitor. When she
is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid. She
is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats (Attila,
Belladonna and Ashe) and a computer called Apple (which squeaks). She embroiders
very well but cannot knit. She has flown planes and leapt out of them (with a
parachute) in an attempt to cure her fear of heights (she is now terrified of
jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear). She can detect
second-hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them.
For fun Kerry reads science fiction/fantasy and detective stories. She is not
married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard. When she is not
doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.
From the author's website
This biography was last updated on 07/19/2010.
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