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Kate Mildenhall

Kate Mildenhall is the author of SKYLARKING (2016) and THE MOTHER FAULT (2020) and most recently, THE HUMMINGBIRD EFFECT (2023). She co-hosts The First Time podcast – conversations with writers….

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Kate Mildenhall is the author of SKYLARKING (2016), THE MOTHER FAULT (2020) and THE HUMMINGBIRD EFFECT (2023).

SKYLARKING was longlisted for Debut Fiction in The Indie Book Awards 2017 and the 2017 Voss Literary Award. THE MOTHER FAULT was longlisted for the 2021 ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2021 Aurealis Science Fiction Novel of the Year.

With writer Katherine Collette, Kate co-hosts The First Time Podcast – conversations with Australian writers – a podcast now in its sixth season.

She has taught in schools, at RMIT University and State Library Victoria, and has volunteered with Teachers Across Borders in Cambodia.

She is currently working on her fourth novel and undertaking a PhD in creative practice at RMIT University. In late 2024 she will release her first picture book with illustrator, Jess Racklyeft.

Kate lives in Hurstbridge on Wurundjeri lands, with her partner and two children.

Kate Mildenhall

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