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MARCH & APRIL
SPOTLIGHT ON KATE ATKINSON
Our Doncaster Read for March & April features multi-award winning author Kate Atkinson.Kate is one of those authors that are hard to pin down. Born in York, she studied English Literature at Dundee University. She started by writing short stories before writing her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, in 1995 which won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize. She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List and won the Costa Novel Award for Life After Life in 2013, the same year she was voted Waterstones UK author of the year.
She plays with literary form and genre, chronology and setting and is regarded as one of the UK’s greatest contemporary novelists. Her works encompass tragedy, comedy, fantasy and crime, the latter bringing success with the adaptation of her Jackson Brodie books for television in the BBC series Case Histories. Her book Transcription, is out in paperback on 21st March and Jackson Brodie makes a long-awaited return in The Big Sky, out on 18th June.
If you’re new to Kate Atkinson, or an old friend, why not take this opportunity to get in touch?
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