Kate Brown is a filmmaker and writer. Her films Julie & Herman and Absolutely Positive have been shown at film festivals and on television in Europe and the USA. Her short stories have been published by the Bristol Short Story Prize and Cinnamon Press, The Swansea Review, Litro and other online magazines. She has been shortlisted for the Asham Award, Fish Publishing Prize and The Bristol Short Story Prize, and was Managing Fiction Editor at the View From Here magazine. The Women of Versailles is her first novel. She lives in Berlin, and was born in Stroud, where she lived until her early twenties.