Kate Ryan

Kate Ryan writes fiction and non-fiction and has worked as an editor for various publishing houses including Penguin and Lothian Books, as a manuscript assessor and writing mentor, freelance and for the Australian Society of Authors. Her work has appeared in publications including 'New Australian Writing 2', 'The Sleepers Almanac', 'Kill Your Darlings', the 'Griffith Review', 'TEXT' and 'Best Australian Stories' (2016). Her children’s picture books have been published by Penguin and Lothian. In 2015 and 2016 Kate’s short stories were shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Award and the Boroondara Literary Awards and longlisted for the Elizabeth Jolley Prize. Her essay 'Psychotherapy for Normal People' won the Writers’ Prize in the Melbourne Prize for Literature (2015). She has a PhD in Creative Writing (La Trobe University, 2013) and the novel component of it was nominated by her examiner, novelist Debra Adelaide, for the Nancy Millis Award for work in the top five percent of candidates. She is now completing her second novel, 'The Golden Book'. 

Specialises in:

  • General fiction
  • Short stories
  • Non fiction
  • Memoir
  • Young adult and children's fiction