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Kate Forsyth

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth: a woman's head and neck from the nose are on one side of the cover while in the distance is a village
Kate Forsyth, fantasy author and soon-to-be Doctor of Fairy Tales,  talked to Nalini Haynes of Dark Matter today about Kate’s career and her novels.  This interview is available in MP4 here and MP3 (podcast) at the bottom of this page.

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 RingThe Gypsy Crown, and The Starthorn Tree for children. Kate won numerous awards, including Best First Novel and a CYBIL Award in the US, five Aurealis Awards, and a CBCA Notable Book. Published in 13 different countries, Kate has quite the international library including Japan, Poland, Spain and Turkey. Kate undertook 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.

Update: Some fun with Kate

The original photo in this post was too small (times have changed). So, while repairing the post, I thought I’d link this fun video I made with Kate upon the launch of her novel Blue Rose.

Also here’s my review of Bitter Greens.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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