Kate Whitehead is a Hongkonger and has made the city her home since she was eight. She got her first degree (BA English Lit) from Warwick University and her postgrad (MA English Lit) from Sussex University. She was on staff at the Hong Kong Standard and South China Morning Post and was the editor of Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine, Discovery.
Kate is the author of two non-fiction crime books on Hong Kong –After Suzie: Sex in South China and Hong Kong Murders. She is now a freelance journalist and over the last three years has written for many international media outlets, including Acumen, BBC, CNN, Forbes, Publishing Perspectives, Time, Travel & Leisure and Women’s Wear Daily. She also writes for local publications, chiefly the SCMP.
She was elected to the Board of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) as a Correspondent Governor (2016-2018).
MIND HK Media Award winner (2019) for journalist writing in English.
She is also an Advisor to the Hong Kong International Literary Festival.