Kate Constable

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Kate Constable
Born1966 (age 52–53)
Sandringham, Melbourne, Australia
GenreFantasy fiction

Kate Constable (born 1966) is an Australian author. Her first novel was The Singer of All Songs, the first in the Chanters of Tremaris trilogy. It was later followed by The Waterless Sea and The Tenth Power.


Constable was born in Sandringham, Melbourne.[1] At the age of six, her family moved to Papua New Guinea for her father's work as a pilot.

She enrolled in an Arts/Law degree at Melbourne University.[1] She finished her degrees in seven years, working part-time in various jobs. She settled into the job that was to become her main source of income for the next thirteen years: phone sales, administration assistant and occasional receptionist at Warner Music.

She started writing after many years at law school and at Warner. In 1993 her first short story, "Graham Remains", was published in the literary magazine Meanjin.[1] In 1996 she won second prize in the annual HQ short story competition.

After her first attempt at a novel, she met and fell in love with the man who is now her husband. She started to write fantasy books, the first of which became known as The Singer of All Songs. In 2001, she and her husband had a baby daughter, and The Singer of All Songs was accepted for publication only a few weeks later.



Chanters of Tremaris

Other novels

  • The Taste of Lightning (2007)
  • Always Mackenzie (2008, book 4 in the Girlfriend Fiction series)
  • Cicada Summer (2009)
  • Winter of Grace (2009, book 10 in the Girlfriend Fiction series)
  • Dear Swoosie (2010, with Penni Russon, book 17 in the Girlfriend Fiction series)
  • "Crow Country" (2011)

Short fiction[edit]

Source: Fantastic Fiction, kateconstable.com


Aurealis Awards[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Kate Constable, About". Kate Constable official website. Archived from the original on 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2008-01-29.
  2. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2008 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-05-04.

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