Kate has just completed her first short story collection, Wool Spin Burn. Its twelve loosely linked stories travel from suburban Brisbane to the fictional country town of Roweston, and beyond to an Australian offshore detention centre. Its intersecting characters deal with the anxieties and challenges posed by the complexities of contemporary society and the limitations of personal experience.
Wool Spin Burn was shortlisted for the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards (Emerging Queensland Writer - Manuscript category). Several of its stories have been published in Australian literary journals and anthologies, and recognised in national literary competitions, including:
Fellowship of Australian Writers
'Eden' awarded Second prize in 2015 FAW National Literary Awards (Angelo B Natoli Short Fiction category)
Katherine Susannah Prichard Award
'Field of Vision' - Runner Up in 2015 Katherine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Award
2015 Queensland Literary Awards
'Wool Spin Burn' was shortlisted for the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards (Emerging Qld Writer - Unpublished Manuscript category)
2015 FAW TAS Henry Savery Award
'Field of Vision' was Highly Commended in the Open Short Story category
The Best Australian Stories 2014
'The Interpreter' published in The Best Australian Stories 2014 (edited by Amanda Lohrey). Black Inc.
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