About Kate Holden

Kate Holden was born in 1972 and went to progressive community schools and the University of Melbourne, where she studied classics and literature. She also has a graduate diploma in professional writing and editing and a Masters in Creative Writing from RMIT. Her first book, the bestselling In My Skin: A memoir, was published by Text in 2005 to critical acclaim and sold to ten countries. The Romantic: Italian Nights and Days, a second memoir, was published in 2010 and also became a best seller. Kate wrote a popular column for The Age for several years and has  widely published essays, short stories, and literary criticism in all major Australian newspapers and literary journals, along with various anthologies. She has taught creative writing at RMIT, and workshops for state writers centres and festivals. Having spent time in Rome, Shanghai and London, she lives in Melbourne with her partner and their small son.