Kate Holden is author of The Romantic: Italian Nights and Days (2010). Kate shot to prominence with her first book In My Skin (2005), which was shortlisted for awards in Australia, and has been published in the USA, the UK, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Brazil, France and Italy. It's a raw account of her life as a heroin addict and prostitute.
She writes regularly for The Age newspaper and her short stories have appeared in several anthologies including Readings and Writings (Readings), Some Girls Do (Allen & Unwin), Sleepers Almanac 2007, Thanks for the Mammaries (Penguin) and The Big Issue. She has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from RMIT.