Kate Bird is the author of Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos From a Decade That Changed the City, which was nominated for the 2016 British Columbia Historical Writing Award, and the forthcoming City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes, both published by Greystone Books.
A professional librarian with a Masters of Library & Information Science from the University of Western Ontario and an Art History degree from U.B.C., Kate worked as a news research librarian at The Vancouver Sun and The Province for twenty-five years, where she conducted research for reporters and helped manage a large photograph and digital image collection.
A graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University and the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, Kate has been published in anthologies and newspapers, including Emerge, Hurricane in the Basement, The Vancouver Sun, The Province and Wired West. Kate is currently completing a memoir called The Riverman’s Daughter.
Kate has been the researcher for numerous books, including Making Headlines: 100 Years at The Vancouver Sun by Shelley Fralic, which won the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award at the 2013 BC Book Prizes, Stephen Hume’s Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia, Wildfire: British Columbia Burns, and The Way We Were: B.C.’s Amazing Journey to the Millennium. She was the researcher for numerous Vancouver Sun and Province series’, including Stephen Hume’s three-year series on explorer Simon Fraser. In 2002, Kate was included in a Vancouver Sun nomination for the National Newspaper Awards. Kate was the photo researcher for Shelley Fralic’s forthcoming biography The Age of Walter Gage: How One Canadian Shaped The Lives Of Thousands.
She lives in Vancouver, B.C.