Biography

Kate Atkinson

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.

Kate Atkinson

Books by Kate Atkinson

by Kate Atkinson - Fiction, Historical Fiction

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife but dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born and embarks upon a life that will be unusual. As she grows, she also dies --- repeatedly, in a variety of ways --- while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny?

by Kate Atkinson - Fiction, Mystery

 

 

It's a day like any other for Tracy Waterhouse, running errands at the local shopping center, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn.

by Kate Atkinson - Fiction

With a trio of compelling "cold case" mysteries at its core; with its wonderfully sympathetic and complex private detective hero; with its host of instantly endearing, lovably flawed characters; and with its effortlessly beautiful and intelligent prose, Case Histories is Kate Atkinson's breakout book - the most accomplished, most compulsively readable novel yet from a writer of the first rank.