Kate Ryan writes fiction and non-fiction and her work has appeared in publications including New Australian Writing, The Sleepers Almanac, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, the Griffith Review and Best Australian Stories. She won the Writers Prize in the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature and the novella category in the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards. Her work has been recognised in others including the Josephine Ulrick, Calibre, Elizabeth Jolley and Boroondara awards. Kate’s debut novel, The Golden Book, will be published by Scribe in 2021. As well as writing, she works as an editor, teacher, manuscript assessor and writing mentor.