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Katherine Firkin

Katherine is a Melbourne-based journalist, currently a full-time reporter with Ten News First. She has over a decade of experience, and has worked across every medium – print, online, television
and radio – at some of the nation’s biggest outlets.

Katherine began her career at the Herald Sun newspaper (News Corp), where she specialised in sports reporting (winning an AFL Media award in 2008), before moving to breaking news and court reporting. During this time, she covered some of the state’s most notorious criminal affairs, including the death and funeral of underworld figure Carl Williams.

She has also worked for Seven West Media (7 News, 7 Sport), 3AW Radio, and the Nine Network. Katherine has been writing fiction from a young age, and she studied literature and journalism at
university, as part of her Arts degree.

‘The Magpie’s Treasure’ is her debut novel, and is inspired by the many criminal trials she has

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