May 23, 2017 : What I’ve been reading

Every year I promise myself I’m going to be better at recording the books I read. I’ve tried the back of my diary and made one thwarted attempt at Goodreads, but still the task evades me. Here’s an attempt at recollecting what I’ve been reading (and listening to) over the …

March 25, 2017 : The Ladder Room

On finishing up my two weeks at Varuna…

March 9, 2017 : Preparation

In four more sleeps, I go to Varuna. There are books waiting to be sorted and packed or left behind, the final touches to be made to the colour coordinated spreadsheet I’m leaving behind to ensure the kids are where they are supposed to be, when they are supposed to …

January 31, 2017 : The Space Between

Late last year, at an event at RMIT, I heard Sophie Cunningham speak about the space between the ordinary and the extraordinary. She said that it was porous – or that it ‘had porousity’. An audience member asked if she could expand on it – what exactly was this space? …

December 13, 2016 : A non-definitive list of the books I loved in 2016

There’s a lot of ‘best of’ lists going around at this time of year. They serve multiple purposes: reminding me of the many books I failed to read in the previous 12 months, guiding me with Christmas shopping and giving authors a much-needed psychological boost when they see their book …

Kate’s first book, SKYLARKING was published in Australia by Black Inc. in 2016 and in the UK by Legend Press in 2017.