"A unique writer with a distinct, curious tone which elevates the stuff of everyday life and makes it very interesting." Laura Waddell, publisher
KEEP WALKING, RHONA BEECH (Abacus, 2019) -- laugh and cry aloud journey about rebuilding and reconnecting after everything falls apart.
"One of my favourite novels of recent years. Incredibly insightful, poignant and funny." Helen Sedgwick, author of The Comet Seekers and The Growing Season
MAKAR/UNMAKAR : TWELVE CONTEMPORARY POETS IN SCOTLAND (Tapsalteerie, 2019)
tilt-shiftKate creates situations and people so recognisable that you'll wonder if she's writing about you and your friends. Merging the reader with the world of the character so fully, they forget where the character ends and they begin. Kate cares about dialogue, language and truth; provoking laughter, tears and gut-felt emotion.
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Her novel, Keep Walking, Rhona Beech (Abacus, 2019) is the 2nd edition of, Head for the Edge, Keep Walking (Cargo) which has had five stars on Amazon since 2014. Her stories have been included in journals, such as, The Brooklyn Review, The Texas Review and Gutter Magazine.
Kate’s piece, ‘People Made Glasgow’, was selected as a Best Scottish Poem 2016 and her poetry pamphlet, tilt-shift, was Runner Up in the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, 2017, and mentioned in the Times Literary Supplement’s notable pamphlets, 2017. She was an invited poet in The Edwin Morgan Trust’s International Translation Workshop, in 2019.
Kate’s received Creative Scotland funding awards, for fiction and poetry, and been selected for literature residencies at Cove Park, Vermont Studio Center, Outlandia and Moniack Mhor. She gained a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow.
“Exciting new voice in Scottish literature. Keep an eye out for this one.” Kevin MacNeil