Kate Mahony is a flash fiction and short story writer from New Zealand. She has dual Irish/New Zealand citizenship through her father who was born in Co Kerry, Ireland.
She writes fiction for adults, both long short stories and flash fiction. Her short fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines and in anthologies including Best New Zealand Fiction, Vol 6 (Random House, New Zealand), Tales for Canterbury, (Random Static), 2011, Sweet As, Contemporary Short Stories by New Zealanders, 2014, Fish Anthology, 2015 (Ireland) Landmarks (Gumbo Press, UK) 2015, and BONSAI, Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand (Canterbury University Press) 2018. A number of her stories have been placed in writing competitions.
She has a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, Wellington.
Kate worked for many years as a journalist and feature writer, writing for magazines and newspapers in London (where she lived for seven years) and New Zealand. She has also worked in PR for New Zealand Red Cross, and ALAC (the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand).
She has been a tutor in writing/journalism at Victoria University, and a teacher of short story writing at the Community Education Centre, Wellington.
She is currently working on a novel set in New Zealand and Ireland while continuing to write short fiction and flash fiction.
Short and Longlisted
2022 Commonwealth Short Story Competition
2015 Fish Publishing (Ireland) International Short Story Competition
2014 Takahe Short Story Competition