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Kate Mildenhall Kate Mildenhall i(A2553 works by)
Gender: Female
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Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2023 runner up Blake-Beckett Trust Scholarship
2023 recipient The Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence Program as part of NovelLab.
2021 recipient Creative Victoria for creative development of a novel examining the lives of workers during the Depression, particularly in Footscray in 1933

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Hummingbird Effect Cammeray : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2023 26227419 2023 single work novel

'An epic, kaleidoscopic story of four women connected across time and place by an invisible thread and their determination to shape their own stories, from the acclaimed author of The Mother Fault.

'One of the lucky few with a job during the Depression, Peggy’s just starting out in life. She’s a bagging girl at the Angliss meatworks, a place buzzing with life as well as death, where the gun slaughterman Jack has caught her eye – and she his.

'How is her life connected to Hilda’s, almost a hundred years later, locked inside during a plague, or La’s, further on again, a singer working shifts in a warehouse as her eggs are frozen and her voice is used by AI bots? Let alone Maz, far removed in time, diving for remnants of a past that must be destroyed? Is it by the river that runs through their stories, eternal yet constantly changing – or by the mysterious Hummingbird Project, and the great question of whether the march of progress can ever be reversed?' (Publication summary) 

2024 longlisted Indie Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon The Mother Fault Cammeray : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2020 19372427 2020 single work novel

'You will not recognise me, she thinks, when I find you . . .

'Mim’s husband is missing. No one knows where Ben is, but everyone wants to find him – especially The Department. And they should know, the all-seeing government body has fitted the entire population with a universal tracking chip to keep them ‘safe’.

'But suddenly Ben can’t be tracked. And Mim is questioned, made to surrender her passport and threatened with the unthinkable – her two children being taken into care at the notorious BestLife.

'Cornered, Mim risks everything to go on the run to find her husband – and a part of herself, long gone, that is brave enough to tackle the journey ahead.

'From the stark backroads of the Australian outback to a terrifying sea voyage, Mim is forced to shuck off who she was – mother, daughter, wife, sister – and become the woman she needs to be to save her family and herself.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2021 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2020 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novel
2021 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Literary Fiction / Poetry Cover designed by Sandy Cull
2021 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Fiction Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Skylarking Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2016 9188849 2016 single work novel historical fiction

'Kate and Harriet are best friends who are growing up together on an isolated Australian cape in the 1880s. As daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman, McPhail, arrives in their small community. When Kate witnesses the desire that flares between him and Harriet, she is torn by her feelings of envy and longing. Ultimately, a moment of skylarking in McPhail’s hut changes everything.

'Inspired by a true story, Skylarking, reimagines the events learning up to the shooting at Cape St George Lighthouse and the lives of two determined young women coming of age at that point in Australian history.' (Publication summary)

2017 longlisted Voss Literary Prize
2017 longlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
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