Kate graduated from Manchester University with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature and Language. She went on to study for a M.Phil at Trinity College, Dublin, specialising in the prose and drama of Samuel Beckett. She worked as a literary agent at both PFD and United Agents where she particularly enjoyed discovering new writing talent, alongside her work with screenwriters and directors. Her short fiction has appeared in The Observer, and she has lectured in Creative Writing at Middlesex University on both BA and Masters courses. She currently teaches the 'Meet the Writer' programme at Boston University. Kate lives in South London with her partner and two children. She is writing her first novel.