Feminist Ballot suggestion
NAME: Kate Forsyth
MEDIUM: author – novels
LOCATION: NSW Australia
Bitter Greens, Kate’s latest novel for adults, is reviewed by Nalini and The Writer and the Critic. Bitter Greens is a well-researched retelling of the Rapunzel fairy story as well as the history of the fairy story. Set in what appears at first glance to be historical France and Italy, Bitter Greens has real magic woven into the fabric of the world as well.
Kate’s bio on Random House’s website reads as follows:
Kate Forsyth is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty books, including The Witches of Eileanan and Rhiannon’s Ride series for adults, and The Puzzle Ring, The Gypsy Crown, and The Starthorn Tree for children. She has won or been nominated for numerous awards, including Best First Novel and a CYBIL Award in the US, five Aurealis Awards, and a CBCA Notable Book. Her books have been published in 13 different countries, including Japan, Poland, Spain and Turkey, and Kate is currently undertaking a doctorate in fairy tale retellings at the University of Technology and recently published Bitter Greens a retelling of the Rapunzel story. Kate is a direct descendant of Charlotte Waring, the author of the first book for children ever published in Australia, A Mother’s Offering to her Children.