Dr Kate Evans has a PhD in history and too many books. She regrets neither.
She has worked in publishing, universities, TV and radio, and joined RN in 1997. In that time, she has worked as both a producer and presenter, on historical programs like Hindsight and Rear Vision, ideas programs including Australia Talks, Movie Time and Life Matters, and in recent years has specialised in interviews with authors on Books and Arts, Books Plus and The Bookshelf.
She has a PhD in history and regularly hosts live events at writers festivals.
Reading is both intensely personal and private and an entrée into entire imaginative and critical worlds. Reading is also a shared, vital activity — which is why Kate enjoys sharing that conversation about books on air with Cassie McCullagh, with writers, with critics, and with all of you who care about those printed words.
Pip was born in London, grew up in Sydney and now calls the Adelaide Hills home. She is co-author of the book Time Bomb: Work Rest and Play in Australia Today (New South Press, 2012) and in 2017 she wrote One Italian Summer, a memoir of her family’s travels in search of the good life, which was published by Affirm Press to wide acclaim. Pip has also published travel articles, book reviews, flash fiction and poetry. In her debut novel The Dictionary of Lost Words she combines her talent for historical research with beautiful storytelling. Pip has delved into the archives of the Oxford English Dictionary and found a tale of missing words and the lives of women lived between the lines.