Kate Jennings was born Temora, NSW, in 1948. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from the University of Sydney, during which time she was active in feminist and left-wing politics. She left Australia in 1979 for life in New York where she worked as a editor and speechwriter for a major invetsment bank.
Her novels have been well-received, with Snake reported to have just missed the Booker shortlist, and Moral Hazard which was shortlisted for the 2003 Miles Franklin Award.
Moral Hazard 2002
Short Story Collections
Women Falling Down in the Street 1990
Come to Me My Melancholy Baby 1975
Cats, Dogs and Pitchforks 1993
Mother I'm Rooted 1975
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