Born in Guyana, Cath Moore is of Irish/Afro-Caribbean heritage. Though raised in Australia she has also lived in Scotland and Belgium. Cath is also an award-winning screenwriter, teacher and filmmaker. She holds an MA in screenwriting and a PhD in Danish screenwriting practices. Metal Fish, Falling Snow is Cath's first novel. She lives in Melbourne.
'This wonderful Australian debut paints a whirling, raging, intense portrait of a teen who experiences the world in ways that she struggles to communicate to others. The reader is taken deep into Dylan's mind and heart and senses, in ways that are sometimes deeply humorous, and at other times deeply painful. Layers of ideas about race, identity, grief and family run through this book, but the focus never wavers from Dylan's funny and profound voice. This is a really moving, original and thought-provoking novel.' * Leanne Hall * 'Astonishingly original, heartfelt and funny.' * Books+Publishing * 'A breathtaking debut with such an assured, original voice-one page and I was all in. I wanted to remember every line but it felt like trying to catch handfuls of stars-in the end every piece fell into place so beautifully and I sat there in gobsmacked silence...you know the feeling that hits after you've read an extraordinary book? Metal Fish, Falling Snow is one of the most moving books I've read in ages and I'll be thinking about it for a long time.' * Vikki Wakefield *