Katherine Mezzacappa is Irish but now lives in Carrara in Italy, between the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrhenian Sea. As Katie Hutton, her début novel The Gypsy Bride, will be published by Bonnier Zaffre in June 2020, with a sequel to follow in 2021. Her guiding themes in historical fiction are love and culture clash, in settings as diverse as eighteenth-century Ireland, rural England in the 1920s or late sixteenth-century Italy.
Katherine’s historical short fiction has been published by Erotic Review Magazine, The Copperfield Review, Turnpike Magazine, Asymmetry Magazine and the Henshaw Press.
Katherine is a member of The Irish Writers Centre, The Irish Writers Union, The Historical Novel Society (for which she reviews) and the Romantic Novelists Association. She has a first degree in History of Art (UEA), an M.Litt. in English Literature (Durham) and a Masters in Creative Writing (Canterbury Christ Church).
The Irish Writers Centre awarded Katherine a residency at Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry in October 2019, to work on the novel Giulia of the Albizzi.
Katherine is represented by Annette Green Authors’ Agency in the UK.