Australian writer of books for younger readers, young adults, verse novels and poetry.

Catherine Bateson is a poet and writer for young adults and younger readers.

She lives in Belgrave with the Accountant, a golden lab, a wide assortment of tropical fish and whichever children have moved back home.

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Latest News

The Hodgepodge, a writer's journal

  • Inspo Monday

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    My Monday started at 2.oo am when something – someone? – rapped on some glass – a window? the backdoor? – and woke me up. I asked The Accountant if he had heard anything but given that he didn’t even hear me ask the question, it seemed unlikely he had heard the rap rap rapping. […]

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  • The months whizzing by

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    I had my first photoshop lesson this afternoon. This is a photo I took at Healesville Sanctuary back in April or May. I was captivated by the wood swallows – such beautiful little birds. Actually, I’m captivated by Healesville Sanctuary! I was quite envious when Keith took our last lot of couchsurfers there without me. […]

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Book Reviews

5 stars
  • For Star:

    Star is an endearing first person narrator who will have the reader cheering for good things to happen to her. At times she is, as her mother accuses, self centred, but this adds to the sense of realism...
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  • For Hanging Out:

    The rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne is explored and gently rocked. Catherine Bateson points out that home is where family and friends are, that the rest is just bonus...
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