Historian, novelist, and broadcaster
Kate has written seven acclaimed works of fiction and non fiction. She’s also a broadcaster, appearing often on TV news and documentaries and she’s professor of history at Reading University. Her most recent novel, Edge of the Fall about the De Witt family as they make sense of their lives in the 1920s was acclaimed as ‘brilliant’, Mail, ‘thrilling from the first page’. Her previous novel, Storms of War, was given a starred review by Kirkus as ‘gripping, heartbreaking and above all human’. She taught creative writing with Andrew Motion at Royal Holloway, University of London – and she loves Iceland!