Bestselling author of Life After Life, and creator of the Case Histories series, adapted for television by the BBC.
Kate Atkinson biography and information
- Kate Atkinson was born in York, earned a master's degree in English literature from the University of Dundee in 1974 and now lives in Edinburgh.
- Her debut novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was a huge success, winning the Whitbread Book of the Year in 1995.
- Her books featuring Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, have been adapted into the successful BBC series named after the first book in the series, Case Histories.
- Her most recent novel, Life After Life, following the lives and deaths of Ursula Todd, was published to widespread critical acclaim.
Book and writing awards
Whitbread Book of the Year 1995 (Behind the Scenes at the Museum), Prix Westminster 2004 (Case Histories), Saltire Book of the Year 2005 (Case Histories), British Book Awards Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year 2009 (When Will There Be Good News?), Costa Novel Award 2013 (Life After Life).