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Kate Atkinson

Bestselling author of Life After Lifeand 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 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).

Similar authors to Kate Atkinson

Maggie O'FarrellWilliam Boyd, Colum McCann and Ian McEwan.

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Books by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life
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Case Histories
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A God in Ruins
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Emotionally Weird
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One Good Turn
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Human Croquet
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Transcription
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Case Histories
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Abandonment
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