Kate Atkinson


Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind The Scenes At The Museum. Her four bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs. Her last novel, Life After Life, was the winner of the Costa Novel Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, and was shortlisted for the Women's Prize. It was also voted Book of the Year for the independent booksellers associations on both sides of the Atlantic. Her new novel A God in Ruins is a companion to Life After Life.



She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List, and was voted Waterstones UK Author of the Year at the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards.

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There’s nothing like having a good cry. Whether it’s a slow dripping tear down the cheek with a few sniffles, or a full blown ugly cry, there is definitely a cathartic feeling afterwards. Here are six sob stories that will turn on the waterworks.

As we reach the halfway mark of the reading year, we asked around the office to find out what books are in the lead for ‘best books of the year’. Take a look at those that were picked and find out why. Stay tuned for our blog on the books to watch out for in the second half of 2015.

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