Who is Kate?

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Portrait of author Kate Armstrong, prior to the launch of her first book, The Storyteller, published Spring Summer 2016.

I was born in Crewe in 1979. I grew up in Yorkshire, in a big house outside a mining village where the mines had all closed. I went to school in Huddersfield. I left home at 18 to read English Literature at New College, Oxford. I flitted between Oxford colleges for the next nine years, gaining a variety of degrees and teaching undergraduates. Then I moved to London and the commercial world which was, to put it mildly, a bit of a shock.

My first novel, The Storyteller, was published by Holland House Books in June 2016 and was longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize.

My second novel is in progress.

You can contact me at: katejarmstrong[at]gmail.com

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