Kate Horsley

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Chorlton Arts Festival

As part of Chorlton Arts Festival, John Brewer and I will be taking wet plate portraits for this two-day event on Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th organised by Michele Selway in a pop-up shop on Chorlton High Road. Chorlton Arts Festival is one of… Continue Reading →

Advance Praise from Sara Maitland

I’ve just received some amazing advance praise for The Monster’s Wife from one of my favourite authors, Sara Maitland:   That Mary Shelley has a lot to answer for! This is an extraordinary novel, an honourable response (neither venerating nor… Continue Reading →

Puppets and Portraits

I had a great day last Thursday making ambrotypes with artist Vineta Gailite. Vineta’s hand-made dolls, sculptures and recent shadow puppet theatre work, Imaginary Islands, are beautiful, eery and full of atmosphere. I love the way each of her pieces tells a story or draws… Continue Reading →

Wet Plate Portrait Event

John Brewer and I will be taking wet plate portraits for this all-day event on Saturday April 12th organised by Michele Selway in an empty shop on Chorlton High Road. All profits go to the final year students’ Contemporary Photography Final Degree… Continue Reading →

The American Girl

At the moment I’m working on a new novel, The American Girl, the first in a planned trilogy of psychological thrillers with a female lead. So far it’s been a sybaritic experience to immerse myself in the sun-drenched world of… Continue Reading →

Cover image for The Monster’s Wife

I’m thrilled to bits with this eye-catching cover for my first novel, The Monster’s Wife, due out in July with Barbican Press.  The artwork by Jason Anscomb of Rawshock Design is wonderfully original and at the same time absolutely in… Continue Reading →

The Mask Series

Recently, I participated in an international wet plate series called The Mask Series.  The project was coordinated by Shane Balkowitsch who assembled 150 alternative photographers from over 25 countries, making the series the largest international wet plate collaboration since Frederick Scott… Continue Reading →

Wetplate Photography Event at Lancaster

21st June 2013 12:30 pm 5:00 pm Lecture Theatre 3, Furness College, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YG Discover the 19th century art of wetplate collodion photography, in which images are taken on tin and glass. See the process in action and have your portrait taken… Continue Reading →

Moving Worlds: Crime Across Cultures

 I recently wrote an article called “Interrogations of Society in Contemporary African Crime Writing” for a special edition of the journal Moving Worlds. Crime Across Cultures, edited by Lucy Evans and Mandala White, “seeks to examine how discourses of crime… Continue Reading →

Results of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Competition

I recently judged a short story competition for Sentinel Literary Quarterly and they have just announced the results.  A lot of fantastic stories were submitted.  I enjoyed the variety of literary styles and genres represented, ranging from crime fiction to… Continue Reading →

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