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

  • Continuum 14

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    Unfortunately this year I double-booked and we were hosting couchsurfers on the Queen’s birthday weekend when Continuum is always held. I don’t really know how I managed to do that! I did go into the city on both the Sunday and the Monday, regardless and heard a few sessions but it was not the usually […]

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  • Writer’s Block, Anxiety and Beyond

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    I was asked by a colleague to write something about writer’s block for our students but I can’t call myself an expert on writer’s block as I can’t remember a time when I’ve actually suffered from it. I suffer from procrastination, an inability to prioritise my writing, and I’ve certainly done my share of staring […]

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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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