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

  • From Ballads to Gaslight

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    In terms of sheer value for money, Continuum Convention is one of the most information-packed opportunities for writers and readers, providing you’re interested in genre fiction. From Friday evening until Monday morning there are panels exploring different topics – not all writing topics. There are also panel sessions on Dr. Who and other t.v. series, […]

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  • Continuum Convention 13 – the first course.

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    I attended the very first Continuum held in Melbourne and loved the immersion into a completely different world. I went because I was writing a dystopian novel at the time, The Airdancer of Glass, and it was professional development for me. I thought. Instead it was this wild ride into different worlds – some familiar […]

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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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