Cate Kennedy is a short story tragic – it’s her favourite form and she is the author of many stories published in Australia and internationally.  She has two collections:  “Dark Roots” (2006, Scribe Publications) and “Like a House on Fire” (2011, Scribe Publications), both of which are currently studied on the VIctorian School VCE syllabus.  She has received several awards for her work and has edited “Best Australian Stories” twice. She squeezes writing in around teaching and editing, and is a fiction advisor on the faculty of Pacific University’s MFA in Creative Writing Low Residency Program in Portland, Oregon.