Kate Atkinson


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Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award with her first novel, Behind the Scenes, at the Museum. Her 2013 novel Life After Life, now a BBC TV series starring Thomasin McKenzie, won the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize and the Costa Novel of the Year Award, was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and was also voted Book of the Year by the independent bookseller's associations on both sides of the Atlantic.

A God in Ruins, also a Costa Novel of the Year Award winner, is a companion to live After Life, although the two can be read independently. Her five bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie - Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News?, Started Early, Took My Dog, and Big Sky - became the BBC TV series Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs.

Kate Atkinson was awarded an MBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Big Sky