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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 writer ever since. Her four bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs. Her latest novel Life After Life was shortlisted for several prestigious literary prizes including the Women’s (formerly Orange) and the Costa Novel Prize. She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh.

If you like Kate Atkinson you might also like to read books by Helen Dunmore, Elizabeth George and Andrea Levy.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Kate Atkinson

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
A God in Ruins
Kate Atkinson
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2015. Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life, one of the top selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
A God in Ruins
Kate Atkinson
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2015. Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life, one of the top selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
Kate Atkinson
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2013. Winner of the Specsavers UK Author of the Year 2013. Chosen by the prestigious Kirkus Reviews as one of 10 titles in 2013 that ‘will sweep you off your feet’ Shortlisted for the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
Kate Atkinson
Winner of the Specsavers UK Author of the Year 2013. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2013. Chosen by the prestigious Kirkus Reviews as one of 10 titles in 2013 that ‘will sweep you off your feet’ Shortlisted for the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/03/2013
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
Started Early, Took My Dog
Kate Atkinson
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. February 2011 Book of the Month. Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year 2010.Another outing for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/02/2011
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
Started Early, Took My Dog
Kate Atkinson
Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year 2010. Another outing for Jackson Brodie in Atkinson's next crime novel. She seems to really be getting in to her stride with this series and as each book can...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2010
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
When Will There Be Good News?
Kate Atkinson
Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2009. CWA Judges’ comments: ‘A multifaceted and thought-provoking exploration of the aftermath of a savage family killing.’ Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read 2009. Reviewed on Richard & Judy's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2009
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
When Will There Be Good News?
Kate Atkinson
Atkinson’s crime novels just keep getting better and better. Great characterisation, brilliant plotting and an excellent story teller. One of the best crime novels you’ll read this year.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2008
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
One Good Turn
Kate Atkinson
A queue at the Edinburgh Festival witness a supposed act of “road rage” so begins a wonderfully convoluted plot with twists and turns, humour and surprises which, very satisfactorily, goes round and round. It is the second outing for Jackson...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/12/2006
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Case Histories
Kate Atkinson
A 2011 World Book Night selection. Wow! You are in for a treat here. Kate has a tremendous reputation but in my mind she has never really lived up to Behind the Scenes at the Museum,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2005
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Case Histories
Kate Atkinson
Kate Atkinson readers will devour this departure in her writing and a new audience will love it as well. Jackson Brodie, former police investigator, explores three previously unsolved case histories – and finds they reflect upon his own life, as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2004
Emotionally Weird by Kate Atkinson
Emotionally Weird
Kate Atkinson
Another story of family and telling stories. Effie and her mother Nora (who it turns out is not her mother) tell their tales to each other on a remote Scottish island. Full of humour and warmth and the usual quirkiness...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/01/2001
Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
Human Croquet
Kate Atkinson
Follow the weird and wonderful history of the Fairfax family in this thoroughly enjoyable quirk novel from Kate Atkinson. Nothing is ever predictable in Atkinson’s novels but there is always plenty to feed your imagination.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/1998
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Kate Atkinson
March 2014 Guest Editor Jojo Moyes on Behind the Scenes at the Museum. I would, frankly, read Kate Atkinson's shopping list. This was the first book which really made me understand the importance of 'voice'. She's a writer...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/1998

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