Kate Ryan writes fiction and non-fiction and works as an editor, manuscript assessor, writing mentor and teacher. Her work has appeared in publications including New Australian Writing 2, The Sleepers Almanac, Kill Your Darlings, the Griffith Review, TEXT and Best Australian Stories (2016). Her picture books have been published by Penguin and Lothian. Her short stories have been shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Award, the Boroondara Literary Awards and the Elizabeth Jolley Prize and her essay Some Thoughts on Life Drawing longlisted for the 2017 Calibre Prize. Psychotherapy for Normal People won the Writers’ Prize in the Melbourne Prize for Literature (2015).