Kate Jennings is a poet, essayist, short-story writer and novelist. Both her novels, Snake and Moral Hazard, were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her work has been in contention for the Booker, IMPAC, and Los Angeles Times literary prizes. She has won the prestigious Christina Stead and Adelaide Festival prizes and been honored with the Australian Literary Society's gold medal. Born in rural New South Wales, she has lived in New York since 1979.
Her books also include Stanley and Sophie, Quarterly Essay 32: American Revolution – The Fall of Wall Street and the Rise of Barack Obama and Trouble: Evolution of a Radical.