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Kate Atkinson

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33+ verk 45,857 medlemmar 2,246 recensioner 221 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

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 visa mer 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) visa färre
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Serier

Verk av Kate Atkinson

Liv efter liv (2013) 8,356 exemplar, 589 recensioner
De vilseförda (2004) 7,978 exemplar, 352 recensioner
I museets dolda vrår (1995) 4,908 exemplar, 133 recensioner
En god gärning (2006) 4,393 exemplar, 218 recensioner
When Will There Be Good News? (2008) 4,003 exemplar, 224 recensioner
Started Early, Took My Dog (2010) 3,152 exemplar, 193 recensioner
En gud i spillror (2015) 2,986 exemplar, 147 recensioner
Transcription (2018) 2,444 exemplar, 119 recensioner
Mänsklig krocket (1997) 1,930 exemplar, 48 recensioner
Känslomässigt udda (2000) 1,727 exemplar, 43 recensioner
Big Sky (2019) 1,403 exemplar, 78 recensioner
Inte hela världen (2002) 1,057 exemplar, 34 recensioner
Shrines of Gaiety (2022) 1,042 exemplar, 50 recensioner
Normal Rules Don't Apply: Stories (2023) 275 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Shine, Pamela! Shine! (2020) 43 exemplar, 2 recensioner

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The Watsons: A Fragment (1871) — Förord, vissa utgåvor205 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Ox-Tales: Earth (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 86 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Midsummer Nights (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 75 exemplar, 1 recension
Freedom: Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 73 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Crimespotting (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 45 exemplar, 6 recensioner
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar, 2 recensioner
New Writing 13 (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 17 exemplar
A Day in the Life (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 15 exemplar
Waterstone's Autumn Book Sampler (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Out of Line: Women on the Verge of a Breakthrough — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar, 1 recension

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Allmänna fakta

Födelsedag
1951-12-20
Kön
female
Nationalitet
England
Land (för karta)
England, UK
Födelseort
York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Bostadsorter
Whitby, Yorkshire, England, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Utbildning
University of Dundee (1974)
Yrken
legal secretary
teacher
novelist
Relationer
Hixon, Andy (partner or husband)
Priser och utmärkelser
British Book Award (Newcomer of the Year ∙ 1997)
E. M. Forster Award (1998)
Order of the British Empire (Member ∙ 2011)
Agent
Peter Straus
Kort biografi
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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Diskussioner

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

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Mats_Sigfridsson | 132 andra recensioner | Jun 19, 2013 |
Tjusig komposition. Tolv noveller som mot slutet tillsammans nästan bildar en längre löst sammanhållen berättelse. Från och med den åttonde novellen i samlingen börjar karaktärer från de tidigare novellerna återkomma (som i Jonas Karlssons Det andra målet). Titeln och bokens slutord "Not the end of the world" mister sin finurlighet i svensk översättning. Bra språk, massor av fantasi och berättarglädje, men inget som lämnar djupare avtryck.
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LottaBerling | 33 andra recensioner | May 11, 2010 |

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Verk
33
Även av
11
Medlemmar
45,857
Popularitet
#351
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
2,246
ISBN
642
Språk
24
Favoritmärkt
221

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