Dame Catherine Ann Cookson, DBE is an English author. She is among the top 20 most-read British novelists with revenues in excess of 100 million, while still holding a relatively low position in the world of famous writers. His books were inspired by his unlucky youth in South Tyneside, Northeast England, the setting for his novels. With 103 titles written under her own name or under two other pseudonyms, she is one of the most prolific British novelists.
|Born||Catherine Ann McMullen, June 20, 1906, South Shields, England|
|Died||June 11, 1998, Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|Pen name||Catherine Cookson, Catherine Marchant, Katie McMullen|
|IMDb||Catherine Cookson's IMDb|
A prolific English author who sold over 100 million copies of her books, she is best known for the Kate Hannigan series, the Mary Ann stories, the Bill Bailey trilogy, and numerous other novels for adults and children. She sometimes wrote under the pen names of Katie McMullen and Catherine Marchant.
She dropped out of school when she was just thirteen years old and worked as a domestic servant. She published her first literary work, Kate Hannigan, in 1950.
She suffered a psychological breakdown in her mid-thirties as a result of experiencing four miscarriages. She began writing in an attempt to overcome her depression.
She was born to an unwed mother and was raised by her grandparents; she grew up thinking that her biological mother, Kate Fawcett, was actually her sister. She married Tom Cookson, an elementary school teacher, when she was thirty-four years old.
She and W. H. Auden are both famous English authors.
- Winner of the British Book Award
- British historical novelists
- Historical novelist
Latest information about Catherine Cookson updated on June 14 2021.