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Kate Summerscale

Kate Summerscale

Kate Summerscale was educated at Oxford and Stanford universities. She has previously worked as obituaries editor of the Daily Telegraph and as editor of the Independent on Sunday’s magazine.

Her first book, The Queen of Whale Cay, a biography of Joe Carstairs (Fourth Estate), was shortlisted for the 1997 Whitbread biography award and won a Somerset Maugham award in 1998. Her second book, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher won the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in 2008.