Hi! I’m Kate and I’m a writer. Welcome to my website. Here, you can keep up with the latest news about my novels, articles and blog posts, as well as readings and other events. You can also contact me if you have questions or want offer feedback on my work.
The Alms Race
The Alms Race is a humorous, millennial coming-of-age story about an idealistic young woman trying to find her place in the professional world. Set mainly in Tanzania, it’s a counterpunch to traditional ‘white saviour’ narratives, demonstrating how intractable and hypocritical Western involvement in the developing world has become. To learn more, click here.
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In The Alms Race, idealist, Clara McKenzie wants to make the world better. But she struggles to find the best way to do that, and she’s not alone. With hundreds of thousands of charities working globally, choosing where to donate your hard-earned cash can be difficult. I’ve put together a guide – ‘How to Do Good Well’ – full of tips to help you make sure that the organisations you want to support are truly working towards solutions to the world’s problems.
Latest blog posts
The football associations have shown their true colours – and they’re not a rainbow
The abandonment of the OneLove rainbow armband, which European World Cup teams were planning to wear to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, shows that their efforts are simply pinkwashing.
Bringing home the bacon: What ‘Peppa Pig’ can tell us about work
With seven series and 368 pithy episodes, Peppa Pig has impacted the lives and outlooks of countless children and parents alike. But what can our porcine heroine and her pals tell us about the world of work?
How should we frame talk on abortion post-Roe?
The United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade could spell the beginning of a rolling back of reproductive rights across Europe and delay advances in reproductive care across the world. To counter this, we need to be smart, loud and inclusive.
My best reads of 2021
Stuck indoors in 2021, I read quite a lot of books. These are my favourites.