Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in the U.K. in 1995, and was followed by Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Not the End of the World, Case Histories, One Good Turn, and When Will There Be Good News?

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“A satisfying, indulgent, binge book guaranteed to release a flood of pleasurable endorphins.”

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Kate Atkinson is a brilliant novelist, an historian, a tease, a practical joker; she’s empathetic, adventuresome, erudite. By now she's also probably quite wealthy . . . and with good reason.

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“It’s likely that Atkinson is looking at another award winner with A God in Ruins.”

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“Readers will be torn by the impulse to race ahead while simultaneously savoring the fine writing.”

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Is Scottish writer Kate Atkinson brilliant or quirky or both?