Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy has taught extensively in story structure and craft and has conducted many workshops exploring the elements that make up good fiction, with students at all levels of practice. She currently has a collection of short stories on the Victorian Year 12 syllabus and is a member of the faculty of Pacific University’s low residency Masters in Creative Writing program in Portland, Oregon.

Cate writes fiction, nonfiction and poetry and is the recipient of several prizes for her work, including the Queensland Literary Award for her short story collection Like a House on Fire, the NSW Premier’s ‘People’s Choice’ award for her novel The World Beneath and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for her poetry collection The Taste of River Water. She was shortlisted for the inaugural Stella Prize, and was a judge in 2022.

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