Photo credit: Cat Black.

My agent is Pippa Masson at Curtis Brown, my publisher is Anna O’Grady at Simon and Schuster.

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Kate Mildenhall is a writer who lives on the outskirts of Melbourne with her family. Her debut novel, SKYLARKING, was published in Australia by Black Inc. in 2016 and in the UK by Legend Press in 2017. Skylarking was longlisted for the Voss Literary Prize 2017 and the Indie Book Awards 2017. Kate has received residencies at Varuna, the Writers House and at Bundanon. With friend and author Katherine Collette, Kate co-hosts The First Time podcast, a podcast about the first time you publish a book.

Kate’s second novel, THE MOTHER FAULT, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2020 and Harper Collins in the UK in May 2021.

THE HUMMINGBIRD EFFECT, Kate’s third novel, was published in Australia 2023.

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Shortlisted, 2021
Aurealis Best Science Fiction Novel

Longlisted, 2021
ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year

Longlisted, 2017
Voss Literary Prize

Longlisted, 2017
Indie Book Awards