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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

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
2011 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Develop skills in business and marketing to establish a sustainable career as a writer.

Awards for Works

Madness : A Memoir 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
2014 winner Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Non-Fiction
2013 Non-Fiction Book Award
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