Kate Ryan writes fiction and non-fiction and has worked as an editor for various publishing houses. Her work has appeared in publications including New Australian Writing 2, The Sleepers Almanac, Kill Your Darlings, the Griffith Review, TEXT and will appear in Best Australian Stories (2016). Her children's picture books have been published by Penguin and Lothian. Kate's short stories were shortlisted for the 2015 Josephine Ulrick Award and longlisted for the 2016 Elizabeth Jolley Prize. Her essay 'Psychotherapy for Normal People won the Writers' Prize in the Melbourne Prize for Literature (2015).