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Kate Richards
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Kate Richards

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Kate Richards is a writer of fiction, narrative nonfiction and poetry. She has a medical degree with honours and works part-time in medical research in Melbourne. Kate is the author of the critically acclaimed Madness: a memoir and the Penguin Special Is there no place for me?

Books by Kate Richards


A haunting, compelling first novel by the author of the award-winning Madness: A Memoir.

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Is There No Place for Me?: Making Sense of Madness: Penguin Special

Kate argues for empowering patients and their families to be active members of treament teams.

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Madness: a Memoir

I've lived with acute psychosis and depression for the best part of twenty years.  This is the story of my journey from chaos to balance, and from limbo to meaning.

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Forever entwined

Award-winning memoirist Kate Richards discusses the genesis of her debut novel, Fusion.