Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel aged seven and has now sold more than a million books worldwide. Her most recent book, Beauty in Thorns, is a reimagining of Sleeping Beauty set amongst the passions and scandals of the Pre-Raphaelites.
Other novels for adults include Bitter Greens, which won the 2015 American Library Association award for Best Historical Fiction; The Wild Girl, the story of the forbidden romance behind the Grimm brothers' fairy tales, which was named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013 and; The Beast's Garden, a reimagining of the Grimm brothers' version of 'Beauty & the Beast' set in Nazi Germany.
Kate’s books for children and young adults include the collection of feminist fairy-tale retellings Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, illustrated by Lorena Carrington; The Impossible Quest, her fantasy adventure series for children, which has been optioned for a film; and The Puzzle Ring, named an ‘Unsung Hero’ of 2009 by international bloggers.
She is a direct descendant of Charlotte Waring Atkinson, the author of the first book for children ever published in Australia. She also runs a literary & writing retreat in the Cotswolds every year.