Kate Forsyth, Presenter
Kate Forsyth is the internationally bestselling author of 27 books, and has been published in 15 countries. She has been voted one of Australia’s Favourite 25 Novelists 2013-2015 and has been called “one of the finest writers of this generation”.
Kate’s most recent adult novel, The Beast’s Garden, was published by Random House Books Australia in August 2015. The fifth book in her children’s fantasy adventure series, The Impossible Quest: Battle of the Heroes was released in September 2015.
Kate is best-known for Bitter Greens (2012), which won the American Library Association Award for Best Historical Novel (2015). It was also chosen as one of the Best Historical Novels of 2014 by the Library Journal in the US, and was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award, the Ditmar Award, and the Norma K. Hemming Award.
Since her first novel was named a Best First Novel by Locus Magazine in 1998, Kate has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including a CYBIL Award in the US. In 2007, Kate became the first author to win five Aurealis awards in a single year when books 2-6 in the Chain of Charms series were jointly awarded the 2007 Aurealis Award for Children’s Fiction. Book 5, The Lightning Bolt was also named a Notable Book for 2007 by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
Kate has a BA in Literature, majoring in Children’s Literature, from Macquarie University, and a MA in Writing from UWS. Kate has taught creative writing from primary to tertiary levels for more than 10 years, including ‘Writing for Children’ at Sydney University. She mentors for the ASA Mentorship Program and the Central West Writers’ Group.
She lives by the sea in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and three children. And many thousands of books.
Some of Kate's books include:
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