Kate Rossmanith is an author and an essayist, her nonfiction appearing in The Monthly, The Australian, and Best Australian Essays. In 2013, her essay `The Work of Judges' was nominated for a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, and in 2018 her short documentary Unnatural Deaths was published by The Guardian as part of a series exploring archives on film. She lives in Sydney and lectures at Macquarie University.
'Small Wrongs is memoir-writing at its best' -- Fiona Capp * Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum * 'In this moving and spellbinding meditation on the mysteries of remorse, Kate Rossmanith shuttles between courtroom dramas and personal reminiscences as she traces out the repercussions of the calamitous mistakes and misfortunes that haunt our everyday lives. This is the gift Rossmanith gives her readers: through her elegant prose and riveting story structure, she opens up an elusive subject for us to ponder, withholding obvious closure, and yet satisfying us that she has reached the heart of the matter. Rarely does a book enter a reader's life so completely.' -- Professor Michael Jackson 'A moving investigation into the inner-workings of remorse and forgiveness, not just as a legal concept, but a tool to opening up our common humanity. Kate is a brilliant storyteller.' -- Alice Pung 'A sincere and delicate inquiry that moves with grace between public and private pain.' -- Helen Garner 'A sincere and delicate inquiry that moves with grace between public and private pain.' - Helen Garner 'Small Wrongs is memoir-writing at its best' - Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum