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Kate Atkinson - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Kate Atkinson

A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2015

A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd - would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war - that great fall of Man from grace - and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction. Those who loved the best-selling Life After Life will recognise Teddy as Ursula Todd's adored younger brother - but for those who have not read it, A God in Ruins stands fully on its own. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age.

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A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy - would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband and father - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

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Life After Life

Life After Life

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2013

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 Women's Prize for Fiction 2013. What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again.

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Other books by Kate Atkinson

Big Sky

Big Sky

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER: THE RETURN OF JACKSON BRODIE, 'LIKE ALL GOOD DETECTIVES, A HERO FOR MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE' (The Times) 'Big Sky is laced with Atkinson's sharp, dry humour, and one of the joys of the Brodie novels has always been that they are so funny' (Observer) Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It's a picturesque setting, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network-and back into the path of someone from his past. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new literary crime novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

Big Sky

Big Sky

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER: THE RETURN OF JACKSON BRODIE, 'LIKE ALL GOOD DETECTIVES, A HERO FOR MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE' (The Times) 'Big Sky is laced with Atkinson's sharp, dry humour, and one of the joys of the Brodie novels has always been that they are so funny' (Observer) Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It's a picturesque setting, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network-and back into the path of someone from his past. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new literary crime novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

Festive Spirits Three Christmas Stories

Festive Spirits Three Christmas Stories

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Big Sky

Big Sky

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2019

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN OF JACKSON BRODIE, 'LIKE ALL GOOD DETECTIVES, A HERO FOR MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE' (The Times) 'Kate Atkinson never disappoints and Big Sky, her fifth Jackson Brodie novel, is the stand-out read of the summer. It's a masterclass in brilliant writing and whether you've read the earlier books in the series or not you'll enjoy it.' (Independent) 'Big Sky is laced with Atkinson's sharp, dry humour, and one of the joys of the Brodie novels has always been that they are so funny' (Observer) Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It's a picturesque setting, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network-and back into the path of someone from his past. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

Big Sky

Big Sky

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2019

The highly anticipated return of Jackson Brodie, 'like all good detectives, a hero for men and women alike' (The Times) 'Big Sky is laced with Atkinson's sharp, dry humour, and one of the joys of the Brodie novels has always been that they are so funny' (Observer) Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It's a picturesque setting, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network-and back into the path of someone from his past. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

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Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

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Author: Kate Atkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2018

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.

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Author: Kate Atkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Transcription by Kate Atkinson, read by Fenella Woolgar.THE MAGNIFICENT NEW NOVEL BY BESTSELLING AWARD-WINNING KATE ATKINSON'Think of it as an adventure, Perry had said right at the beginning of all this.And it had seemed like one. A bit of a lark, she had thought. A Girls' Own adventure.' In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of this country's most exceptional writers.

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Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

'An unapologetic novel of ideas which is also wise, funny and paced like a thriller' - Observer *The magnificent new novel by award-winner Kate Atkinson* In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of this country's most exceptional writers. 'How vehemently most novelists will wish to produce a masterpiece as good' - Telegraph

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Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

'An unapologetic novel of ideas which is also wise, funny and paced like a thriller' - Observer *The magnificent new novel by award-winner Kate Atkinson* In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of this country's most exceptional writers. 'How vehemently most novelists will wish to produce a masterpiece as good' - Telegraph

Emotionally Weird

Emotionally Weird

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 19/02/2018

V vysshuyu ligu sovremennoj literatury Kejt Atkinson popala s pervoj zhe popytki: ee debyutnyj roman "e;Muzej moih tajn"e; poluchil prestizhnuyu Uitbredovskuyu premiyu, obojdya "e;Proshchal'nyj vzdoh mavra"e; Salmana Rushdi, a cikl romanov o chastnom detektive Dzheksone Broudi, uspevshij polyubit'sya i rossijskomu chitatelyu ("e;Prestupleniya proshlogo"e;, "e;Povorot k luchshemu"e;, "e;ZHdat' li dobryh vestej?"e;, "e;CHut' svet, s sobakoyu vdvoem"e;), Stiven King okrestil "e;glavnym detektivnym proektom desyatiletiya"e;. Itak, poznakom'tes' s Noroj i EHffi; Nora - mat', a EHffi - doch'. Na kroshechnom shotlandskom ostrovke, sredi vereskovyh pustoshej i torfyanogo mha, oni ukryvayutsya ot stihij v ogromnom polurazrushennom dome svoih predkov i rasskazyvayut drug drugu istorii. Nora celuet zhab, sobiraet krapivu na sup i govorit o chem ugodno, krome togo, o chem EHffi hochet uslyshat', a imenno - kto zhe ee otec. EHffi rasskazyvaet o svoem priyatele Bobe, kotoryj davno perestal hodit' na lekcii po filosofii, pochti ne vylezaet iz krovati, i dlya nego "e;klingony ne menee real'ny, chem francuzy i nemcy, i uzh kuda real'nee, skazhem, lyuksemburzhcev"e;. Tem vremenem kto-to, vozmozhno, sledit za EHffi; kto-to, vozmozhno, ubivaet starikov; i kuda-to propal zagadochnyj zheltyj pesVpervye na russkom.

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Author: Kate Atkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2017

N - N N N N N N N N N s N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N - N , N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N . YN N N N N NZ N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N , N N N N N NZN N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N .

Zivot za zivotom

Zivot za zivotom

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2017

Ovo je jedan od najboljih romana koje sam u ovom stoljecu procitala. Kate Atkinson je cudo. Nema dovoljno ushicenih epiteta kojima bih opisala "e;Zivot za zivotom"e;. Zanosan, duhovit, dirljiv, radostan, zaloban, dubok roman. -Gillian Flynn, autorica NestaleA to bi bilo da imamo priliku ponavljati vlastiti A ivot sve dok napokon ne ispadne kako treba? U snjeA noj oluji u Engleskoj 1910. raA a se djevojA ica koja A e umrijeti prije nego A to prvi put doA e do daha. U snjeA noj oluji u Engleskoj 1910. raA a se djevojA ica i kreA e u A ivot.A to bi bilo kad bismo dobili joA jednu priliku? Pa joA jednu? A toviA e, bezbroj prilika da ponovno proA ivimo A ivot? Bismo li kad-tad uspjeli spasiti svijet od sudbine koja ga A eka? Bismo li se uopA e odvaA ili?A ivot za A ivotom opetovano prati Ursulu Todd kroz burna zbivanja proA log stoljeA a. Kate Atkinson duhovito i suosjeA ajno nalazi toplinu i u najsumornijim A ivotnim trenutcima i nevjerojatno vjeA to oA ivljava povijest. Nikad nije pisala tako maA tovito i zahvatila tako duboko kao u ovom romanu koji slavi ono najbolje i najgore u nama.Dobitnik nagrade Costa za romanS engleskoga prevela: Vlatka ValentiA Kate Atkinson prvim je romanom Behind the Scenes at the Museum (u Hrvatskoj prevedenim kao Iza kulisa u muzeju) osvojila nagradu Whitebread (danas Costa) za knjigu godine, a istu je nagradu osvojila joA dvaput, u kategoriji romana, za A ivot za A ivotom (2013) i A God in Ruins (2015). U A etiri nedavna bestselera protagonist joj je privatni istraA itelj Jackson Brodie: Case Histories (Povijesti sluA ajeva), One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News? i Started Early, Took My Dog. Od godine 2011. nositeljica je Reda Britanskog Carstva.

GOD IN RUINS

GOD IN RUINS

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2016

V vysshuyu ligu sovremennoj literatury Kejt Atkinson popala s pervoj zhe popytki: ee debyutnyj roman "e;Muzej moih tajn"e; poluchil prestizhnuyu Uitbredovskuyu premiyu, obojdya "e;Proshchal'nyj vzdoh mavra"e; Salmana Rushdi, a cikl romanov o chastnom detektive Dzheksone Broudi, uspevshij polyubit'sya i rossijskomu chitatelyu ("e;Prestupleniya proshlogo"e;, "e;Povorot k luchshemu"e;, "e;ZHdat' li dobryh vestej?"e;, "e;CHut' svet, s sobakoyu vdvoem"e;), Stiven King okrestil "e;glavnym detektivnym proektom desyatiletiya"e;. I vot za porazitel'nym mirovym bestsellerom "e;ZHizn' posle zhizni"e;, rasskazyvavshim, kak metodom prob i oshibok nakonec prozhit' XX vek pravil'no, sleduet ego prodolzhenie - "e;Bogi sredi lyudej"e;. I esli Ursula Todd prozhila mnogo zhiznej, to ee brat Teddi - lish' odnu, zato ochen' dlinnuyu. On izuchal v Oksforde poehziyu Uil'yama Blejka, a potom ubiral urozhaj v yuzhnoj Francii, on za shturvalom chetyrekhmotornogo "e;galifaksa"e; bombil Berlin, a potom uverilsya, chto sredi lyudej est' bogi: ved', po vyrazheniyu EHmersona, sam chelovek - ehto ruhnuvshee bozhestvo...

A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins

Author: Kate Atkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2015

A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd - would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war - that great fall of Man from grace - and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction. Those who loved the best-selling Life After Life will recognise Teddy as Ursula Todd's adored younger brother - but for those who have not read it, A God in Ruins stands fully on its own. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age.

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