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Kate Holden Kate Holden i(A87052 works by)
Born: Established: 1972 ;
Gender: Female
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Kate Holden completed an honours degree in classics and literature at the University of Melbourne and a graduate diploma in professional writing and editing (including the Judy Duffy Award for literary excellence). She published her debut, the memoir In My Skin, in 2005.

In 2021, she was shortlisted for the Blake-Beckett Trust Scholarship.

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Most Referenced Works


  • Other works not individually indexed include:

    The Winter Road (Black Inc 2021), about the killing of environmental officer Glen Turner.

Personal Awards

2022 winner New South Wales Premier's History Prize New South Wales History Prize New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize for 'The Winter Road: A Story of Legacy, Land, and a Killing at Croppa Creek'.
2022 longlisted Davitt Award Best Debut for 'The Winter Road'.
2022 winner Davitt Award Best True Crime Book for 'The Winter Road'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon In My Skin : A Memoir Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2005 Z1206034 2005 single work autobiography (taught in 1 units)

"I watched the glaze of headlights, the windscreens of oncoming cars: a series of trapezoids with the silhouette of a single male driver. One pulled up in front of me; I reached over and opened the door, slid in. The smell of an unfamiliar car. A middle-aged man looking at me. 'Hi', I said. 'How are you?"...

'There was no single moment when someone looked at Kate Holden and said, 'Why don't you have some?' No one made her try heroin. There was only the sense, with her friends setting out on this forbidden adventure, that she would lose something if she didn't. Just once: to know. So this book is the story of a journey. From a loving family home to the streets of St Kilda; from a shy, bookish life to the ambivalent glamour of an inner-city brothel, Kate Holden describes with breathtaking lyricism and poignancy her travels in an unknown world. Contains explicit sexual scenes.' (Source: Vision Australia Information and Library Service)

2006 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Newcomer of the Year
2006 shortlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
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