Kathryn lives in and travels out of Adelaide, South Australia, where she recently has completed her Honours degree in Arts. A self-described hack, Kathryn's fiction and non-fiction has previously appeared in publications as diverse as Bread and Wine (advocating the ordination of women to the priesthood), Meanjin (one of Australia's top literary journals), and the Spiny Babbler Anthology (available out of Kathmandu). Her biggest written work to date is undoubtedly the thesis, "Deliciously in Between: Gender Transgression and Conservatism in Celluloid Gay Best Friendship", in which she was lucky enough to combine two of her passions: film and gender studies.
Although overwhelmed by the world in general, Kathryn has managed to visit many parts of it and decided that she likes, among other things: Custard, Belle and Sebastian, Noel Coward, Marian Keyes, Haruki Murakami and Katherine Mansfield.
Expats in post-colonial Dhaka have their hearts in the right places, if their generosity at fund-raising events is anything to go by, although the end result is haphazard, like a game of ‘Pin the Conscience on the Public Servant’ that has been played their tipsy spouses.
As in all the human rights violations going on at Guantánamo Bay, the US has, with Australia's help, betrayed its traditions of upholding civil and international rights to rationalise its (in)actions in David Hick's case.
Take it from someone who knows, really knows; bridesmaiding is not glamorous work, but a hard slog at buffering the bride and groom in the social occasion war zone -- you are putting your body on the line.
Hummel used to dread, simply dread, Australian-made films. But a number of recently discovered intelligent, evocative films have her singing her creative countrymen's praises. Here are some movies you shouldn't miss.