Kath Mckay is a fiction writer and poet who has built up the short story strand at the University Hull. She has published two novels, two full poetry collections and one poetry booklet, while her short stories have been anthologised and broadcast. Kath has won awards for poetry, short stories and a crime novel. She has given papers and written on short story writers Tim Winton, Flannery O'Connor, William Trevor and Ron Rash. In 2017, she co-edited an AHRC publication, End Notes.