Kate and Katherine Catch Up Plus Featured Book Cautionary Tales for Excitable Girls by Anne Casey Hardy

Today our featured book segment is brought to you by Scribner and we are delighted to be talking to Anne Casey Hardy about her new collection of stories CAUTIONARY TALES FOR EXCITABLE GIRLS.

Anne Casey-Hardy was born in Fremantle and grew up in Melbourne as the eldest of seven children. She won the 2018 Peter Carey Short Story Award, was shortlisted for the 2019 VU/Overland Short Story Prize and was awarded a 2021 Varuna Residential Fellowship. Her short stories and poetry have been published in Meanjin Quarterly, Island Magazine, Overland Journal, Westerly Magazine and several anthologies.

Anne has previously worked as a research librarian and advocate for families of premature babies, and her work in this area has been published in various medical journals. She lives with her husband in Melbourne’s west, on Bunurong land.

Anne’s writing advice:

  • Work to a 5% improvement – From Charlotte Wood (who we interviewed here and here)

Debut recommendations:

You can find Anne Casey Hardy on Instagram and Twitter and at upcoming events at Blue Mountains Writers Festival

Kate and Katherine discuss:

Upcoming Events

First Friday with Kate Mildenhall and Writing NSW, Friday 7th October, Free and online

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