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Kate Atkinson


UK flag (b.1951)

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.

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.
 

Awards: Costa (2015), Nibbies (2013), Saltire (2005), Whitbread (1995)  see all

Genres: Mystery, Historical, Literary Fiction, Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Jackson Brodie
   1. Case Histories (2004)
   2. One Good Turn (2006)
   3. When Will There Be Good News (2008)
   4. Started Early, Took My Dog (2010)
   5. Big Sky (2019)
   6. Death at the Sign of the Rook (2024)
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Todd Family
   1. Life After Life (2013)
   2. A God in Ruins (2015)
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Novels
   Behind the Scenes at the Museum (1995)
   Human Croquet (1997)
   Emotionally Weird (2000)
   Transcription (2018)
   Shrines of Gaiety (2022)
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Collections
   Not the End of the World (2002)
   Crimespotting (2009) (with others)
   Festive Spirits (2019)
   Normal Rules Don't Apply (2023)
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Series contributed to
Ox-Tales
   Ox-Tales: Earth (2009) (with others)
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Plays show
 
Books containing stories by Kate Atkinson
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Dear NHS (2020)
100 Stories to Say Thank You
edited by
Adam Kay
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Ghost (2015)
100 Stories to Read with the Lights On
edited by
Louise Welsh
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The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries 8 (2011)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski

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Awards
2015 Costa Book Award for Best Novel : A God in Ruins
2014 Indie Book Award for Fiction : Life After Life
2013 Costa Book Award for Best Novel : Life After Life
2013 British Book Award Author of the Year
2009 Richard and Judy Award : When Will There Be Good News
2005 Saltire Literary Award : Case Histories
1995 Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel : Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Award nominations
2020 CrimeFest: Sounds of Crime Award (nominee) : Big Sky
2019 British Book Award Fiction Book of the Year (shortlist) : Transcription
2016 British Book Award Fiction Book of the Year (nominee) : A God in Ruins
2014 Walter Scott Prize for Best Historical Novel (nominee) : Life After Life
2013 Women's Prize For Fiction (nominee) : Life After Life
2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller (nominee) : Started Early, Took My Dog
2011 Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel (nominee) : Started Early, Took My Dog
2009 CWA Gold Dagger (shortlist) : When Will There Be Good News
2007 CWA Dagger in the Library (shortlist)
2007 BCA Crime Thriller of the Year (nominee) : One Good Turn
2004 Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (nominee) : Case Histories


Kate Atkinson recommends
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The Rose Villa (2022)
Leah Fleming
"A born storyteller."
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The Thursday Murder Club (2020)
(Thursday Murder Club, book 1)
Richard Osman
"A little beacon of pleasure...SUCH FUN!"
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Rodham (2020)
Curtis Sittenfeld
"Startlingly good . . . Sittenfeld is one of my favorite writers."

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