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Kate Atkinson

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Kate Atkinson was born in York, and studied English Literature at the University of Dundee. She earned her Masters Degree from Dundee in 1974. She then went on to study for a doctorate in American Literature but she failed at the viva (oral examination) stage. After leaving the university, she took näytä lisää on a variety of jobs from home help to legal secretary and teacher. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year ahead of Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh and Roy Jenkins's biography of William Ewart Gladstone. It went on to be a Sunday Times bestseller. Since then, she has published another five novels, one play, and one collection of short stories. Her work is often celebrated for its wit, wisdom and subtle characterisation, and the surprising twists and plot turns. Her most recent work has featured the popular former detective Jackson Brodie. In 2009, she donated the short story Lucky We Live Now to Oxfam's 'Ox-Tales' project, four collections of UK stories written by 38 authors. Atkinson's story was published in the 'Earth' collection. In March 2010, Atkinson appeared at the York Literature Festival, giving a world-premier reading from an early chapter from her forthcoming novel Started Early, Took My Dog, which is set mainly in the English city of Leeds. Atkinson's bestselling novel, Life after Life, has won numerous awards, including the COSTA Novel Award for 2013. The follow-up to Life After Life is A God in Ruins and was published in 2015. This title won a Costa Book Award 2015 in the novel category. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Kate Atkinson Photo: John Foley/Opale

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Tekijän teokset

Elämä elämältä (2013) 8,321 kappaletta
Ihan tavallisena päivänä (2004) 7,947 kappaletta
Museon kulisseissa (1995) 4,902 kappaletta
Kaikkein vähäpätöisin asia (2006) 4,379 kappaletta
Eikö vieläkään hyviä uutisia? (2008) 3,985 kappaletta
Joka lapsia ja koiria rakastaa (2010) 3,139 kappaletta
Hävityksen jumala (2015) 2,976 kappaletta
Transcription (2018) 2,423 kappaletta
Ihmiskrokettia (1997) 1,925 kappaletta
Emotionally Weird (2000) 1,727 kappaletta
Liian kirkas taivas (2019) 1,390 kappaletta
Not the End of the World (2002) 1,053 kappaletta
Shrines of Gaiety (2022) 1,020 kappaletta
Normal Rules Don't Apply: Stories (2023) 256 kappaletta
Shine, Pamela! Shine! (2020) 43 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Watsons [katkelma] (1871) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset202 kappaletta
Ox-Tales: Earth (2009) — Avustaja — 86 kappaletta
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
Crimespotting (1656) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
New Writing 13 (2005) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
A Day in the Life (2003) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Waterstone's Autumn Book Sampler (2004) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Syntymäaika
1951-12-20
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
England
Maa (karttaa varten)
England, UK
Syntymäpaikka
York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Asuinpaikat
Whitby, Yorkshire, England, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Koulutus
University of Dundee (1974)
Ammatit
legal secretary
teacher
novelist
Suhteet
Hixon, Andy (partner or husband)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
British Book Award (Newcomer of the Year ∙ 1997)
E. M. Forster Award (1998)
Order of the British Empire (Member ∙ 2011)
Agentti
Peter Straus
Lyhyt elämäkerta
She was born in York, and studied English Literature at the University of Dundee, gaining her Masters Degree in 1974. During her final year of this course, she was married for the first time. The marriage lasted only two years, but produced Atkinson's first daughter, Eve, who was born in 1975. She subsequently studied for a doctorate in American Literature which she failed at the viva stage. After leaving university, she took on a variety of miscellaneous jobs from home help to legal secretary and teacher. She lived in Whitby, Yorkshire for a time, but now lives in Edinburgh.

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BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - OCTOBER 2016 - ATKINSON & GOLDING, 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (lokakuuta 2016)
"Life After Life": Is it worth a read?, Girlybooks (syyskuu 2015)
Life after Life - Kate Atkinson, Orange January/July (toukokuu 2014)

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Yllättävä lukukokemus - Atkinsonin teksti ja maailma vie mukanaan. Ei välttämättä toimi kaikille. Ei ole turhaan kehuttu, ihan parhaita
 
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sushukka2 | 145 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 21, 2016 |
Voi mikä kirja! En olisi halunnut vielä lopettaa. Ihana, kamala, surullinen, onnellinen, ainutlaatuinen, hieno!
 
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