Kathy George

Hello, welcome to my website. I am the author of Sargasso published by Harlequin Australia in February 2021. I have a Master's Degree in Australian Gothic Literature, and have always been drawn to tortured, complex and intense male characters, my all-time favourite being Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. I write dark, mysterious and compelling stories and I write because it makes me happy. I live in Brisbane, Australia, with my family and most weekends you can find me at the sea. 

I am represented by Sally Bird of Calidris Literary Agency.

Author photo by Anna Jacobson.


Out now: Sargasso

Published February 2021

by Harlequin Australia

A mesmerising Australian novel that echoes the great gothic stories of love and hate: "Wuthering Heights", "Jane Eyre", and especially Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca".


To be published

I've been working on a second novel for most of 2021 and I'm delighted to say that Harlequin Australia will publish it sometime in the future. What I can tell you is that I am VERY excited about this work and I absolutely loved writing it. It's historical fiction, and is set in the UK.



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Awards and published work

Winner Hal Porter Short Story Award 2009 for "Cut Up"

Winner Brisbane Writers Festival 2018 Micro-fiction Award for "Four Dollars and Seventy-five Cents"

Winner QUT Undergraduate Writing Prize 2011 for "Dirty Secrets"

“Making Stuff Up” in the Big Issue Fiction Edition 2019

“Three Dog Night” in We’ll Stand in that Place and other stories 

“Telling a Weed from a Flower” in Award Winning Australian Writing 2017

“Colourblind” in Going Down Swinging

“Teacher” in Shibboleth & other stories

“The Tea Room” in Meanjin

“Walking the Dog” in The Trouble with Flying and other stories

“Night Stop” in Stilts Issue 3: The Stilts Handbook of Adventure

Shortlisted for numerous competitions including the Newcastle Short Story Award, the Alan Marshall, the Pulp Literature Flash Fiction, the Fish Memoir, the Raven, the Margaret River Press.