Kate Shayler is the author of:
The Long Way Home: The Story of a Homes Kid
A Tuesday Thing
Burnished: Burnside Life Stories
Kate grew up in Burnside Children's Homes, Sydney, from an early age and her works reflect her experiences and those of others. They are an important addition to the dialogue regarding Australia's history in relation to the Forgotten Australians.
Winner of the 2012 Global Ebook Award for Biography, this collection of life accounts from residents of Burnside Children's Homes, Sydney, was compiled by Kate Shayler.
Burnished has also been nominated for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the Colin Roderick Prize and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 2012.