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Katherine Rundell


Katherine Rundell was born in 1987 and grew up in Africa and Europe. In 2008 she was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her first book, The Girl Savage, was born of her love of Zimbabwe and her own childhood there; her second, Rooftoppers, was inspired by summers working in Paris and by night-time trespassing on the rooftops of All Souls. She is currently working on her doctorate alongside an adult novel.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction
Blue Peter Book Award Best Book winner (2014) : Rooftoppers
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2014) : Rooftoppers
Costa Children's Book Award Best Book winner (2017) : The Explorer

Katherine Rundell recommends
The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard (2014)
Julia Lee
"A magnificent, madcap book-Julia Lee is like an anarchic Frances Hodgson Burnett."
The Otherlife (2016)
Julia Gray
"Gripping, bold and completely original."
The Night Spinner (2017)
(Dreamsnatcher, book 3)
Abi Elphinstone
"Abi Elphinstone's books are full of adventure, wit,heart, and above all, bravery."
The Storm Keeper's Island (2018)
(Storm Keeper Quartet, book 1)
Catherine Doyle
"So magical and wild that it's like being swept away by the sea ... She's taken an ancient story and found something new and bold and wild in it - I think only real bone-deep writers and storytellers do that. I can't wait for the next."
The Restless Girls (2018)
Jessie Burton
"The Restless Girls is wild, wise, generous, ferocious kind of story. It's a tale to read to your children (of both genders) over and over, and for them to read to theirs. It's a book that glows."

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