Born in Cumbria, Katie Hale is the author of a novel, My Name is Monster (Canongate, 2019), shortlisted for the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award, and two poetry pamphlets: Breaking the Surface, and Assembly Instructions (Munster Chapbook Prize winner, 2019). She is a former MacDowell Fellow, and has undertaken a number of residencies internationally. Her poetry has won the Buzzwords, Jane Martin, and Ware Poetry Prizes, and has twice been shortlisted for the Manchester International Poetry Prize. She has also written for theatre and immersive digital performance, has featured on national radio and television, and is an experienced workshop leader.
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