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Kaite Welsh

Kaite writes high-quality arts and lifestyle journalism and award-nominated fiction, including the Sarah Gilchrist mysteries (Headline). Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent and the New Statesman, and she covers LGBT issues for the Telegraph’s Women’s section. She is the Books Editor of DIVA magazine the UK’s biggest lifestyle magazine for LGBT women.

She’s also an experienced creative project manager, having worked in the Literature, Language and Publishing department of Creative Scotland, the major arts funding body in, well, Scotland, where she established a mentoring programme for emerging critics with the Scottish Review of Books. Now she’s putting those skills to use on a one-to-one basis with editorial coaching and consultancy for writers who want to develop their work and career.

When Kaite can be coaxed away from the laptop (usually with the promise of cats or cheese) she appears on TV and radio, including Daily Politics, Woman’s Hour and LBC, usually talking about feminism and LGBT issues but sometimes talking about books...that focus on feminism and LGBT issues.

She has a Masters degree in Sexual Dissidence and Cultural Change, leading her to be relegated to the spam filter of some of London’s top temp agencies, and is represented by Laura MacDougall.