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:
'Eden' awarded Second prize in 2015 FAW National Literary Awards (Angelo B Natoli Short Fiction category)
'Field of Vision' - Runner Up in 2015 Katherine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Award
'Wool Spin Burn' was shortlisted for the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards (Emerging Qld Writer - Unpublished Manuscript category)
'A.B.C.D.' in Tincture Journal, Issue 11, Spring 2015
'Field of Vision' was Highly Commended in the Open Short Story category
'Bedrock' published in The Big Issue Fiction Edition 2015.
'Old Light' published in Overland Autumn Fiction 218:5
'The Interpreter' published in The Best Australian Stories 2014 (edited by Amanda Lohrey). Black Inc.
'The Interpreter' published in Meanjin, vol 73, no. 3, September 2014
'A Boxful of Prophets' published in Westerly, vol. 59, no. 1, June 2014
'The Art of Preservation' published in Kill Your Darlings, vol 14, June 2013.
'Old Light' and 'DNA' received Highly Commended awards.
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