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Sarah Krasnostein


Sarah Krasnostein was born in America, studied in Melbourne and has lived and worked in both countries. Earning her doctorate in criminal law, she is a law lecturer and researcher. Her essay, The Secret Life of a Crime Scene Cleaner, was published on Longreads and listed in Narratively’s Top 10 Stories for 2014. She lives in Melbourne, and spends part of the year working in New York City. The Trauma Cleaner is her first book.

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  • The Self in the Story

    Some of today’s most inventive new writing is nonfiction with the writer in the story.

  • The Trauma Cleaner

    Sarah Krasnostein’s brilliant book The Trauma Cleaner is about compassion, loneliness and hope.