Kate Veitch

Kate Veitch is a journalist and author who grew up in Melbourne, Australia. Currently, she divides her time between San Francisco and New South Wales, Australia.

Kate Veitch reviews 'Ceremony at Lang Nho' by Georgia Savage

October 1994, no. 165 01 October 1994
Kate Veitch reviews 'Ceremony at Lang Nho' by Georgia Savage
It would not be unreasonable, given the title and the cover (saffron-tinted, showing a vaguely Buddha-like image overlaid with helicopter gunships) to expect Ceremony at Lang Nho to be about Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Well, we all know about judging books by their covers, don’t we? The image is no Buddha, but an elaborate twelfth-century European beehive, and the helicopter gu ... (read more)

Kate Veitch reviews 'Women and Horses' by Candida Baker

November 1990, no. 126 01 November 1990
Kate Veitch reviews 'Women and Horses' by Candida Baker
As interviewer to the literary gentry in the Yacker series, Candida Baker could hardly be deemed a stranger to the agonies and ecstasies of the fiction writer’s craft. Her skill as interviewer and journalist has attracted attention and praise, and now everyone who’s been holding their breath to see how Candy Baker would manage her own first excursion into fiction can relax with a sigh of relie ... (read more)

Kate Veitch reviews 'Fineflour' by Gillian Mears

December 1990–January 1991, no. 127 01 December 1990
Kate Veitch reviews 'Fineflour' by Gillian Mears
There’s something about country towns that makes them peculiarly well suited to being described in short stories. Or is it that short stories are particularly suited to describe life in country towns? Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor wrote about little else, and several Australian writers’ best books have been collections of stories set in country towns: Olga Masters’ A Long Time Dying, ... (read more)