Kate Morrison’s debut novel, A Book of Secrets, was published in 2019 by Jacaranda Books and longlisted for the Historical Writers Association Debut Crown Awards 2020 and the Diverse Book Awards 2020. She received an Arts Council grant to complete the novel in 2012 and was mentored by Ros Barber (author of The Marlowe papers). While researching A Book of Secrets she was affiliated as a visiting scholar with the Book, Text, and Place 1500-1700 Research Centre at Bath Spa University.
In 2011 Kate’s short ghost story Sam Brown won second prize in the Asham Award for women writers. She has also been published in Litro magazine and has reviewed books for The Observer and The Telegraph. Kate studied English Literature at New Hall College, Cambridge (now Murray Edwards College), grew up in London and Brighton and now lives in West Sussex.