Kate Ryan is a Melbourne-based writer of fiction, non-fiction and children’s picture books. Her debut novel, THE GOLDEN BOOK, was published by Scribe in 2021. Her short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies including Best Australian Stories, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin and the Griffith Review. She won the Writers Prize in the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature and the novella category in the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards. She is an Adjunct Research Fellow at La Trobe University.
Kate is completing a new novel, HOUSE, exploring the intersection between houses and emotion. What do the members of a family reveal about themselves in the private spaces they create in a house? What happens to the memories which houses contain? If we move countries as children, how are our attitudes to the homes we make as adults altered? If, as in Jung’s view of dreams, the house is a metaphor for the self, what does this mean for the real houses we inhabit and those who design them?