The shortlisted titles for the 2015 Costa Book Awards were revealed on BBC Radio 4's Front Row show last night and …
Posted: Wed 18th Nov 2015
'Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins is my book of the year and, so far, the decade.' - Marian Keyes The Guardian takes a look back at 2015 and asks writers to reveal their favourite books of the year.
Compelling fiction, a great biography of a great biographer, and a 900-page whopper for food nerds – writers reveal which of the past year’s books they have most enjoyed
Posted: 30th November 2015 @ 3:39 pm
'It’s a wonderful and intelligent read, brimming with mystery and murky secrets. Acutely observed, it explores complex family relationships, births, weddings, divorce, death, secrets and lies.' - Adele Parks on Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
Posted: 27th November 2015 @ 10:54 am
The Costa Novel Award shortlist announcement for A God in Ruins comes 20 years after Kate first won the overall prize (then known as the Whitbread Award) for her debut novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Here's hoping that history repeats itself. Full details of each shortlisted group for this year's awards can be found here: http://bit.ly/BBC-CostaShortlist
Posted: 18th November 2015 @ 11:42 am
The shortlisted titles for the 2015 Costa Book Awards have just been revealed on BBC Radio 4's Front Row and we're very excited that A God in Ruins is one of them. Kate's latest has been named alongside Patrick Gale's A Place Called Winter, Melissa Harrison's At Hawthorn Time and Anne Enright's The Green Road in the Costa Novel Award category. The category winners will be announced on January 4th and the overall Book of the Year revealed on 26th January.
Posted: 17th November 2015 @ 7:39 pm
Here's a little something to keep you entertained if you have a free lunch break today. As part of her 2013 promotional tour for Life After Life, Kate visited The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne. Here she is being interviewed by Sue Turnbull, reading an extract from Life After Life and taking questions from the audience.
Kate Atkinson’s first book, Behind the Scenes of the Museum, beat Salman Rushdie to win the Whitbread Book of the Year. Since then, she’s captured readers' h...
Posted: 10th November 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Kate Atkinson, Michel Faber and Irvine Welsh feature on the shortlists for the 2015 Saltire Literary Awards, with two new awards introduced this year: The Fiction Book of the Year (for which Kate's A God in Ruins is nominated) and Non-Fiction Book of the Year. Click below for further details on The Bookseller magazine website.
The “hotly contested” shortlist for the new Fiction Book of the Year award includes the latest novel from Whitbread-award winning writer Kate Atkinson, God in Ruins (Transworld), alongside The Book of Strange New Things (Canongate), the most...
Posted: 23rd October 2015 @ 4:25 pm
A God in Ruins has been named as one of THE WEEK's 'Top Eight Best Reads of the Year'. How many of the others have you read?
Kate Atkinson's A God in Ruins among this year's essential bestsellers.
Posted: 15th October 2015 @ 4:01 pm
'She managed to achieve something I've always sort of thought I'd like to try.' - Canadian filmmaker Paul Gross names Kate's Life After Life as one of six books that have shaped his life and career. Read the full article on the CBC Books website by clicking the link below.
Canadian filmmaker Paul Gross wrote, directed and starred his latest film Hyena Road, which made its world premiere at TIFF 2015.
Posted: 12th October 2015 @ 9:27 am
Thanks to everyone who attended Kate's events at the Cheltenham Literature Festival at the weekend. It was wonderful to see so many of you there, with over 1,300 people at the interview with Cathy Rentzenbrink. The photos below were taken at a second event, with Alex Clark, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and a book signing session. To read more about Kate's appearance, click the following link to read an article on the Gloucestershire Echo website: http://bit.ly/CheltenhamFestivalKateAtkinson
Posted: 6th October 2015 @ 10:18 am
The Bookseller magazine’s Books Editor Cathy Rentzenbrink will be interviewing Kate at this year's The Times/Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival this coming Saturday. The event will take place at The Times Forum, which is situated on the Montpellier Gardens site, at 5pm. Tickets are priced at £10 and can be purchased via the Cheltenham Festivals website.
The Bookseller’s Books Editor Cathy Rentzenbrink interviews the award-winning author about A God In Ruins, companion to her bestselling Life After Life. Her focus shifts to war and navigating the perils of 20th century progress.
Posted: 28th September 2015 @ 10:58 am
We have a real treat for you this morning. Take a look at this stunning cover for the UK paperback edition of A God in Ruins. There's still a little while to go before you can get your hands on a copy (28 Jan 2016), but we couldn't wait to share it with you. What do you all think? http://bit.ly/AGIR-paperback
Posted: 24th September 2015 @ 9:06 am
Jackson Brodie is a private investigator. A former soldier and policeman he now makes his money working from investigating infidelity and finding missing cats.
Jackson has appeared in four of Kate Atkinson's novels. Each can be read in isolation, but are best enjoyed in order of publication: Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News?, Started Early, Took My Dog.Find out more about Jackson Brodie
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