Kate Forsyth


Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and is now the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of thirty-five books. She has a doctorate in fairytale studies, is an accredited master storyteller and has been voted one of Australia’s favourite twenty novelists.

Her novel Bitter Greens (Random House, 2012) recently won the American Library Association Award for Best Historical Fiction and was voted number twenty-seven in Dymocks’ list of Favourite 101 Books. The Wild Girl (Random House, 2014), the story of the forbidden romance of Wilhelm Grimm and Dortchen Wild, was named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013.

Kate’s books for children include The Impossible Quest, an exciting new series that weaves together battles, beasts and bravery in a magical world under threat from dark forces.

Her website is www.kateforsyth.com.au


Stories as salvation

MemoirI WAS ONLY a child when I faced death for the first time.Aged just two years and four months old, I was savaged by my father's doberman pinscher in the back garden of our home in the Artarmon veterinary...

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