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Kate Richards Kate Richards i(A153090 works by)
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BiographyHistory

Kate Richards is an Australian writer of narrative non-fiction, fiction and poetry. She is a wilderness photographer and has an MD with Honours. She works in clinical cancer research.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants
2017 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Fellowship Arts and Disability $30,000.00
2014 shortlisted Human Rights Awards Literature Non-Fiction Award For Is There No Place for Me?: Making Sense of Madness

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Fusion Camberwell : Hamish Hamilton , 2019 14978527 2019 single work novel

'Forever entwined, Sea and Serene live isolated in the Australian alpine wilderness, together with Wren - the young man who helps care for them. Each have found peace in this wild, fierce landscape, and they live in harmony, largely self-sufficient.

'One day Wren discovers a woman on the road nearby, badly injured and unconscious. He brings her back to the cottage, and he and the twins nurse her back to health. But the arrival of this outsider shatters the dynamic within, with unforeseen consequences.

'Lyrical and poetic, Fusion is a unique and haunting modern-gothic tale that has at its heart questions of selfhood, dependency, difference and love. It is the compelling first novel by the award-winning author of Madness: A Memoir.' (Publication summary)

2020 longlisted Voss Literary Prize
2020 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2019 finalist Australian Shadows Award Novel
2019 shortlisted MUD Literary Prize
y separately published work icon Madness : A Memoir Camberwell : Viking , 2013 Z1928228 2013 single work autobiography

'It's Not Every Day You Get to Admit You're Mad.

'The thing with psychosis is that when I'm sick I believe the delusional stuff to the same degree that you might know the sky is above and the earth below. And if someone were to say to me that the delusional thinking is, in fact, delusional, well that's the same as if I assure you now that we walk on the sky. Of course you wouldn't believe me, and that's why it's sometimes so hard for people who are sick like this to know that they need treatment. Psychosis and severe depression have a huge effect on how you relate to other people and how you see the world. It's a bit like being in a vacuum, or behind a wall of really thick glass . . . you lose any sense of connectedness. You're cast adrift from everyone and everything that matters.

'I've lived with acute psychosis and depression for the best part of twenty years. This is the story of my journey from chaos to balance, and from limbo to meaning.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Australian Publishers Association Awards APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Non-Fiction Book
2014 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
2014 winner Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2013 Queensland Literary Awards Non-Fiction Book Award
2014 winner Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Non-Fiction
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