Kristel Thornell was born in Sydney, Australia, and has also lived in Italy, Mexico, Canada, Finland and the US, where she is currently based in Rochester, New York.
Her debut novel, Night Street, was first released in Australia, where it won the Australian /Vogel Literary Award, Dobbie Literary Award and Barbara Ramsden Award, and was shortlisted in the New South Wales Premier’s Awards. Thornell was named one of the Best Young Australian Novelists by The Sydney Morning Herald in 2011.
She holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney, an MA in English from the University of New Brunswick, and a PhD from the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney.
Night Street was released in North America in 2012. More about the book