Kate Cole-Adams


A previous contributor to Griffith Review, Kate Cole-Adams is a Melbourne-based writer and journalist.

Her 2017 book Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness (Text) won the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (non-fiction) and Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award.


Love and fear

ReportageMARCH 2020. IN a darkened room in a Melbourne hospital, a slight, dark-haired woman sits at the bedside of a lone patient. Outside, COVID-19 webs its way silently through the city; inside, the patient rests back on the day...

Assemble at home

MemoirONE AFTERNOON IN late July 2003 I turned up at a café in Brunswick Street Fitzroy to have coffee with a man. I carried, for reasons still partly obscure to me, a small orange case – a child's reinforced...

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