Kate Thompson is a journalist, ghostwriter and novelist who has spent the past two decades in the UK mass market and book publishing industry. She has written twelve fiction and non-fiction titles, three of which have reached the Sunday Times bestseller list.
Her debut novel, Secrets of the Singer Girls, became a Sunday Times bestseller when it launched in 2015. Kate’s first non-fiction book, The Stepney Doorstep Society was published by Penguin (Michael Joseph) in August 2018 and reached number one in the history categories on Amazon. Her latest novel, The Little Wartime Library, based on the remarkable true story of Bethnal Green Underground’s shelter library in World War Two, is published by Hodder & Stoughton in February 2022 and in America by Grand Union Publishing in 2023.
She writes regular opinion and social history pieces for the Guardian and the Mail on Sunday and has appeared on ITV News, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London and Woman’s Hour.