Kate’s publishing history

This is a list of everything freelancy I’ve done so far. Will try to keep it up to date and give links in other parts of this site to the actual pieces. Really, this is just my brag page to remind myself that I am not as lazy as I think I am.

Features and essays

‘When the city stood still’, SummerAge, The Age, 5 Jan 2006.

‘Moral Hazards’ Australian Author, March 2006.

‘Gardening? Not in my backyard’, The Age, 1 April 2006.

‘The Fencing Lesson’, The Monthly, September 2006.

‘I’ll tell you all – except my name’, The Essay, in The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum magazine, November 18, 2006.

‘Contra Mundum’, The Monthly, December 2006.

‘Wise Words from the Wide World’, SummerAge, The Age, 1 Jan 2007.

Feature about street-workers in The Guardian, UK, February 2007 (commissioned but not printed).

An age-old myth awakens’, The Age, 7 July 2007.

Feature about International Whores Day, RED magazine #18, August 2007

‘I Feel Sexiest When…’ New Woman, September 2007

‘How I write sex scenes…’ Time Out Sydney, November 2007

‘Sticky Business’, Review supplement, Weekend Australian, December 2007

‘Swept Away’, Sunday Life magazine, Sunday Age, January 2008

Feature on Drugs: A social history exhibition, The Age, May 2008

Interview and profile of Kathleen Stewart, Readings Bookshop newsletter, 2008

Feature on the Darnell costume collection exhibition, The Age, 2008

Feature on Euripides’ The Women of Troy, The Age, November 2008

‘What I’ve Learned about Love’, Cleo magazine, August 2009

‘Beat Up’, The Monthly, August 2009

‘To live for yourself’, Cleo magazine, September 2009

‘A forest lament’, The Age, September 2009

Piece on a Melbourne place, The Age (Melbourne) magazine, 2009

‘How I write’, Victorian Writers Centre newsletter, April 2010


‘Incunabula’, in The Family Affair, Sleepers Publishing, 2006.

‘Thornbinding’ in Falling from the Sky, Another Sky Publishing, USA, 2007.

‘The Guaia’, The Big Issue, January 2007.

‘Under Wraps’, in Thanks for the Mammaries, Penguin, 2009.

‘The Sightseers’, in Readings anniversary anthology, 2009.

Book reviews

Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now by Patrick McGrath; The Age, Jan 2006

Mother Missing by Joyce Carol Oates; The Age.

Vocational Girl by Rosa Mundi; The Sydney Morning Herald, October 2006.

The Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee; The Sydney Morning Herald, June 2007.

Home School by Charles Webb; The Sydney Morning Herald, July 2007.

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah; The Sun-Herald, July 2007

Wild by Jay Griffiths; The Age, July 2007, commissioned but not published

Lessons in Taxidermy by Bee Lavender; The Sun-Herald, July 2007

Satisfaction (television series), Green Guide, The Age, November 2007

The Porn Report by Catharine Lumby et al, Weekend Australian, March 2008

My Reading Life by Bob Carr, The Age, 2009

Heavy Allies by Wayne Grogan, The Age, 2009

Figurehead by Patrick Allington and Document Z by Andrew Croome, The Age, September 2009

Smoke in the Room by Emily Maguire, Australian Book Review, November 2009

Love Machine by Clinton Caward, Australian Book Review, April 2010

My Dirty Shiny Life by Lily Bragge, Australian Book Review, June 2010

Iran: My Grandfather by Ali Alizadeh, The Age, June 2010

Sex and Stravinsky by Barbara Trapido, The Age, August 2010

The Inconvenient Child by Sharyn Killens, Australian Book Review, August 2010

I Hate Martin Amis et al by Peter Barry, Australian Book Review, June 2011

Melbourne, by Sophie Cunningham, The Age, August 2011.

The Last Thread, by Michael Sala, Australian Book Review, February 2012

Our Kind of People: Thoughts on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, by Uzodinma Iweala, The Age, August 2012

A Place of Greater Safety, by Hilary Mantel, Weekend Australian, August 2012

The Memory of Salt, by Alice Melike Ulgezer, Weekend Australian, September 2012

Other writing

(To date) 121 columns written for the A2, The Age, fortnightly since October 2005.

Foreword to anthology published by Visible Ink, RMIT, 2007.

Article about sculpture by Charles Robb, part of A Man’s World exhibition at Museum of Brisbane, August 2006.

Non-fiction memoir piece in Some Girls Do: My life as a teenager, edited Jacinta Tynan, Allen & Unwin, 2007.

Short play ‘Waiting It Out’ commissioned and performed as part of Melburnalia by White Whale theatre company, 2008.

‘Don Quixote in Shanghai’, a memoir piece in Griffith Review #30 Annual Fiction Edition, October 2010

Speaking and lecturing

Appearances at Melbourne Writers Festival (2005 and 2006); Como Writers Festival (2006); Canberra Writers Festival (2006); Wordpool, in Brisbane (2006); Byron Bay Writers Festival (2006); Brisbane Writers Festival (2006); Sydney Writers Festival (2007), Mornington Peninsular Writers Festival (2007), Williamstown Writers Festival (2008), Monash City Literature Festival (2008), Shepparton Festival (2008), Brimbank City Council Festival (2009).

Writer-in-Residence at Methodist Ladies College, Melbourne, July 2006.

Lecture on memoir and self-portraiture, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006.

Library talks at Moonee Ponds (twice), Rowville (twice), East Melbourne (twice), Knox, Belgrave, St Kilda, Prahran, Torquay (twice), Endeavour Hills, Chelsea, Altona, Nunawading, Ringwood, Diamond Valley, Vermont South.

Readings and talks at bookshops in the USA: Book Soup in Los Angeles, Cody’s Books in San Francisco, Barnes & Noble in New York, 2007.

Talk to teenage girls at Alameda County Juvenile Detention Hall, California; talk to women at Odyssey House, Harlem, New York, 2007.

Talk to NAB/PricewaterhouseCoopers networking event, 2007; talk to Contio dinner, PwC, 2007.

Talk to Amnesty International chapter, July 2007.

Launch speech at National Overdose Day memorial event, July 2007

Seminar on writing sex at Mitchell Library for UTS, Sydney, November 2007

Talks at Women’s Fiction Festival, Matera, Italy; at University of Lecce, Italy, October 2007.

Talk to Monash City Council, February 2008.

Plenary address at Everyday Lives Conference, the 10th Social Research Conference on HIV, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases at University of New South Wales, March 2008.

Speech at launch of Hepatitis C Awareness Week, Melbourne, May 2008.

Talk to Albury Central, Albury, April 2010

Two talks to recruits at St Kilda police station, 2009, February 2010

Lunchbox/Soapbox talk at Wheeler Centre, April 2010

Victorian Writers Centre Bookclub talk, Wheeler Centre, May 2010

Part of a panel on Literary Romance, Wheeler Centre, July 2010

Talk to Masters of Health students, University of Melbourne, July 2010

Talk to female residents, Parkville Juvenile Detention Centre, August 2010

Two workshops with Roomers writing group, St Kilda, August 2010


CAL Second Book fellowship at Varuna—The Writers’ House, Katoomba, 2007-9

Australian Literature Board Skills & Development fellowship at B. R. Whiting Library, Rome, for six months in 2008-9.


Awarded Master of Arts in Creative Writing, RMIT, 2008. Recommended for award with distinction.

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