Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson

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' hearts with her tough-but-empathetic Yorkshire PI, Jackson Brodie.

Her latest book, the wildly inventive Life After Life, ponders what might be if you were given the chance to live your life again and again, until you got it right. She speaks with Sue Turnbull about her work.

Presented in association with Sisters in Crime.


Portrait of Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and has been a critically acclaimed international author ever since.

Portrait of Sue Turnbull

Sue Turnbull

Sue Turnbull is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests include media education, media audiences and television studies.

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