Kate Gordon grew up in a small town by the sea in Tasmania. She is the author of six novels for teenagers, as well as the picture books, Bird on a Wire and Amira’s Magpie, and the junior fiction series, Juno Jones. She now writes middle grade fiction.
The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn was published by UQP, in 2020. Aster’s Good, Right Things was published by Riveted Press in 2020. The Ballad of Melodie Rose was published in 2021.
Kate has been long-listed in the 2019 CBCA Awards and shortlisted and longlisted in the 2021 awards. She received the 2016 IBBY Ena Noel Award. In 2018, Kate was shortlisted in the Dorothy Hewett Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was commended in the 2018 Vogel’s Awards. In 2021, Aster’s Good, Right Things was shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards and winner of the CBCA Book of the Year.
Kate’s books have been published internationally. Girl Running, Boy Falling and Aster’s Good, Right Things have both been adapted for the stage.
When not writing, Kate reads, listens to Josh Ritter, has grand adventures with her daughter, and is (finally) learning to drive a car.
Find out more at www.kategordon.com.au
You can follow Kate these Festival sessions:
- Writing Residencies, with Kate Gordon and Annalise Rees
- LUME, with Kate Gordon, at the Tasmanian Maritime Museum
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