Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM, won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and has been a critically acclaimed international bestselling author ever since.
She is the author of a collection of short stories, NOT THE END OF THE WORLD, and of the critically acclaimed novels HUMAN CROQUET, EMOTIONALLY WEIRD, CASE HISTORIES and ONE GOOD TURN.
CASE HISTORIES introduced her readers to Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, and won the Saltire Book of the Year Award and the Prix Westminster.
WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? was voted Richard & Judy Book Best Read of the Year. After CASE HISTORIES and ONE GOOD TURN, it was her third novel to feature the former private detective Jackson Brodie, who also made a welcome return in STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG.
Kate was awarded an MBE in the Queen's 2011 Birthday Honours, for services to literature.