Kate Cole-Adams is a Melbourne-based writer and journalist. Her 2017 book Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness, won the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award (non-fiction category) and longlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize. It is a personal, journalistic and philosophical exploration of what happens when we go under. Her 2008 novel, Walking to the Moon, was short-listed in the 2006 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (Unpublished Manuscript).
She is fascinated by unconscious processes and other things she can’t understand.