Hi, I'm Katelin!
My writing has appeared in The Saturday Paper, The Age, Overland, The Slow Canoe, Lip Mag, Tincture Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, Award Winning Australian Writing, SBS Voices, and others.
I have had two novel manuscripts shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize (2020 and 2022). I won first place in the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction in 2015 and have a degree in Professional and Creative Writing from Deakin University. In 2021 I won a highly competitive Australian Society of Authors mentorship.
I like to explore the darker aspects of humanity, play with light and shade, and examine questions around identity, self, and the good and bad that exists within us all. I am interested in why people do the things they do, what motivates and drives them, and how people can end up in unexpected, messy situations.
I love to handwrite and have recently taken to handwriting my manuscripts, a process that has been wonderfully refreshing and organic.
Originally from the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne, I now live with my husband in Hobart, where we spend our time in nature, bush and beach walking. I also love travelling, drinking tea, and reading.