Australian Writers Mentoring Program

 The Australian Writers Mentoring Program, directed by Kathryn, is now accepting applications for the next round of mentoring, due to run from August through to December.  The program pairs new writers with established award-winning writers for six months or more of one-on-one mentoring.  For recent AWMP news, including the forthcoming book by PJ Tierney, visit… Continue Reading

The Craft Lecture: Sydney Writers Festival

Kathryn will be delivering one of the four Craft Lectures for the Sydney Writers Festival.  Others in the series are delivered by Eleanor Catton, Lian Hearn and Adam Johnson. Kathryn  will also be appearing with Christos Tsiolkas and Alexis Wright, speaking about politics and fiction and with Malcolm Knox, speaking about place in literature. Tickets for these latter two events… Continue Reading

Upcoming events for 2014

As well as Adelaide, Kathryn will be speaking at the Newcastle Writers Festival in April, the Sydney Writers Festival in May and the Worlds Literature Festival in June. Based in Norwich, Worlds is an unusual and exciting festival which brings together a small number of writers from around the world over a five day period.… Continue Reading

FLOODLINE on The Age Recommended Reads 2013

Floodline appeared on the Age’s Recommended Books of 2013, listed by Readings Bookshop in their end-of-year round-up.  In the Sydney Morning Herald, novelist and critic James Bradley listed Floodline in his best books of the year, praising the mixture of the ‘fantastical, the prescient and the satirical’. Read more reviews of Floodline. Continue Reading

Early praise for ‘Floodline’

“Heyman’s cool-eyed compassion for her characters draws out their humanity while staring hard at their flaws. The marvel is that the frailty she discovers in her women and men turns out to be the foundation of their greatest strengths. It is a paradox notated in language of poetic force and loveliness. A moving, graceful and… Continue Reading

New South Wales Premier’s Awards

I was honoured to deliver the keynote address to the 2013 New South Wales Premier’s Awards. The awards were presented at a gorgeous dinner in the Mitchell Room of the State  Library.  You can see an abridged version of my speech in the Sydney Morning Herald or the full text at the Awards Website  Continue Reading

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