The child of a Canadian diplomat, Kate Taylor was born in France and raised in Ottawa. Her debut novel, Mme Proust and the Kosher Kitchen, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book (Canada/Caribbean region) and the Toronto Book Award. Her second novel, A Man in Uniform, was nominated for the Ontario Library
Association’s Evergreen Award and won Kingston Reads: The Battle of the Books, while her next, Serial Monogamy, was published in 2016 and recently released in paperback.
A National Newspaper Award winner, she is also a staffer at the Globe and Mail, where she currently serves as visual art critic when not writing about film and cultural policy. In 2009-2010, she was awarded the Atkinson Fellowship in public policy journalism to study Canadian cultural sovereignty in the digital age. The results were published in the Toronto Star in September, 2010.