Born into a family of eccentrics and raised in a haunted house, Kate developed an early interest in making things up. After completing her BA at Oxford, she lived in Boston, Massachusetts for a decade. Her jobs there ranged from babysitter and box-assembler to researcher and lecturer at Harvard, where she also completed her PhD. Since returning to the UK, she has taught Creative Writing at Lancaster and Chester Universities and held a writing fellowship at Chester. She now teaches on the Creative Writing MA at Hull.
Her first novel, The Monster’s Wife, came out with Barbican Press and was shortlisted for the Scottish First Book of the Year Award. Her second novel, The American Girl, was published by William Morrow (US) and Harper Collins (UK) and translated into Korean by Tomato Publishing. Her poems and short stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Best British Crime Stories, and all of her longer fiction has been optioned for film and television. Her third and fourth novels, Dark Tourists and Blight, are being prepared for publication. She lives in Manchester with her artist husband, John, a child and a dog.
Visit Kate’s Website: http://www.katehorsley.co.uk/