Kate Mahony is a former journalist who has written for magazines and newspapers in the UK and New Zealand.
She has a BA in English Literature from Victoria University in Wellington and an MA in Creative Writing from the university’s International Institute of Modern Letters.
She has tutored academic and journalisn writing courses at Victoria University for a number of years and now teaches courses in short story writing at the Community Education Centre in Wellington.
She has had her short stories and an excerpt from a novel in progress published in Turbine, Best New Zealand Fiction Volume 6 (edited by Owen Marshall, Random House, 2009), Her Magazine, and Takahe 71. Her short story, A Good Person, was a finalist in the 2008 Bank of New Zealand Katherine Mansfield Award, judged by Peter Wells. She is currently working on a collection of short stories. Two draft novels are waiting patiently for their turn.