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Kat Gordon - Author

About the Author

Kat Gordon was born and grew up London, attending Camden School for Girls. She read English at Somerville College, Oxford and worked at Time Out briefly after graduating, before travelling around America for 3 months then returning to Africa to travel and work as a teacher and HIV counsellor. Since finishing her MA in Creative Writing in 2009 she also worked as a gymnastics coach. She lives with her boyfriend (also a writer), and their cat. Seven months ago they moved to Budapest, and then Reykjavik, to concentrate on writing and to see some Icelandic trolls.

Featured books by Kat Gordon

The Artificial Anatomy of Parks

The Artificial Anatomy of Parks

Author: Kat Gordon Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2015

At twenty-one, Tallulah Park lives alone in a grimy bedsit. There's a sink in her bedroom and a strange damp smell that means she wakes up wheezing. Then she gets the call that her father has had a heart attack.Years before, she was being tossed around her difficult family; a world of sniping aunts, precocious cousins, emigrant pianists and lots of gin, all presided over by an unconventional grandmother. But no one was answering Tallie's questions: why did Aunt Vivienne loathe Tallie's mother? Who was Uncle Jack and why would no one talk about him? And why was everyone making excuses for her absent father?

Other books by Kat Gordon

Hunters

Hunters

Author: Kat Gordon Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

'An imaginative portrait of Theo Miller ... and his infatuation with the seemingly glamorous figures of Sylvie de Croy and her lover ... a rich reimagining of a colonial Eden in which multitudes of serpents lurked' Sunday Times'Just the thing to read while sipping a cocktail or two' iPaper'A gloriously dark tale, packed with heat and glamour' LIZA KLAUSSMANNSweeping, evocative and sumptuously told, The Hunters is a dramatic coming-of-age story, a complex portrayal of first love and family loyalty and a passionate reimagining of the Happy Valley set in all their glory and notoriety.Theo Miller is fourteen years old, bright and ambitious, when he steps off the train into the simmering heat and uproar of 1920s Nairobi. Neither he, nor his earnest younger sister Maud, is prepared for the turbulent mix of joy and pain their new life in Kenya will bring.Their father is Director of Kenyan Railways, a role it is assumed Theo will inherit. But when he meets enchanting American heiress Sylvie de Croy and her charismatic, reckless companion, Freddie Hamilton, his aspirations turn in an instant.Sylvie and Freddie's charm is magnetic and Theo is welcomed into the heart of their inner circle: rich, glamourous expatriates, infamous for their hedonistic lifestyles. Yet behind their intoxicating allure lies a more powerful cocktail of lust, betrayal, deceit and violence that he realises he cannot avoid. As dark clouds gather over Kenya's future and his own, he must find a way back to his family - to Maud - before it is too late.

The Hunters

The Hunters

Author: Kat Gordon Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2018

`An imaginative portrait of Theo Miller ... and his infatuation with the seemingly glamorous figures of Sylvie de Croy and her lover ... a rich reimagining of a colonial Eden in which multitudes of serpents lurked' Sunday Times `Just the thing to read while sipping a cocktail or two' iPaper `A gloriously dark tale, packed with heat and glamour' LIZA KLAUSSMANN Sweeping, evocative and sumptuously told, The Hunters is a dramatic coming-of-age story, a complex portrayal of first love and family loyalty and a passionate reimagining of the Happy Valley set in all their glory and notoriety. Theo Miller is fourteen years old, bright and ambitious, when he steps off the train into the simmering heat and uproar of 1920s Nairobi. Neither he, nor his earnest younger sister Maud, is prepared for the turbulent mix of joy and pain their new life in Kenya will bring. Their father is Director of Kenyan Railways, a role it is assumed Theo will inherit. But when he meets enchanting American heiress Sylvie de Croy and her charismatic, reckless companion, Freddie Hamilton, his aspirations turn in an instant. Sylvie and Freddie's charm is magnetic and Theo is welcomed into the heart of their inner circle: rich, glamourous expatriates, infamous for their hedonistic lifestyles. Yet behind their intoxicating allure lies a more powerful cocktail of lust, betrayal, deceit and violence that he realises he cannot avoid. As dark clouds gather over Kenya's future and his own, he must find a way back to his family - to Maud - before it is too late.

Artificial Anatomy of Parks

Artificial Anatomy of Parks

Author: Kat Gordon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

**Shortlisted for the Not The Booker Prize**'...done with conviction and charm... a genuine and sincere expression of a troubled young soul.' The Guardian'Exquisite and understated... an autopsy of how we love and an exploration of forgiveness, both disturbing and shimmering in deceptive simplicity.' Liza Klaussmann, Tigers in Red WeatherAt twenty-one, Tallulah Park lives alone in a grimy bedsit. There's a sink in her bedroom and a strange damp smell that means she wakes up wheezing. Then she gets the call that her father has had a heart attack. Years before, she was being tossed around her difficult family; a world of sniping aunts, precocious cousins, emigrant pianists and lots of gin, all presided over by an unconventional grandmother.But no one was answering Tallie's questions: why did Aunt Vivienne loathe Tallie's mother? Why is everyone making excuses for her absent father? Who was Uncle Jack and why would no one talk about him?As Tallie grows up, she learns the hard way about damage and betrayal, that in the end, the worst betrayals are those we inflict on ourselves. This is her story about the journey from love to loss and back again.

The Artificial Anatomy of Parks

The Artificial Anatomy of Parks

Author: Kat Gordon Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2015

At twenty-one, Tallulah Park lives alone in a grimy bedsit. There's a sink in her bedroom and a strange damp smell that means she wakes up wheezing. Then she gets the call that her father has had a heart attack.Years before, she was being tossed around her difficult family; a world of sniping aunts, precocious cousins, emigrant pianists and lots of gin, all presided over by an unconventional grandmother. But no one was answering Tallie's questions: why did Aunt Vivienne loathe Tallie's mother? Who was Uncle Jack and why would no one talk about him? And why was everyone making excuses for her absent father?

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