Katherine Rundell

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Children's Author
Date of Birth July 10, 1987
Place of Birth Kent, England
Age 33 years old
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Katherine Rundell is an English author and academic. She is the author of Rooftoppers, which in 2014 won both the overall Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Story, and was short-listed for the Carnegie Medal. She is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and has appeared as an expert guest on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Start the Week, Poetry Please, and Seriously.... Rundell's other books include The Girl Savage, released in 2014 in a slightly revised form as Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms in the United States where it was the winner of the 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for fiction, The Wolf Wilder, and The Explorer, winner of the children's book prize at the 2017 Costa Book Awards.

Born: 1987 (age 32–33), Kent, England
Occupation: Author, playwright, academic
Nationality: English
Alma mater: University of Oxford
Notable works: Rooftoppers, Life According to Saki, The Explorer
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About Katherine Rundell

Author who broke out with the novel Rooftoppers, which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She has gone on to release acclaimed books like The Explorer, which won the children's book prize at the Costa Book Awards.

Before Fame

She spent ten years living in Harare, Zimbabwe as a child. At age fourteen, she and her family moved to Brussels.


She has had a lifelong infatuation with heights, having participated in tree climbing, roof walking and tightrope walking.

Family Life

Her father was a diplomat.


She wrote her doctoral thesis on poet John Donne.

Information related to Katherine Rundell

  • Alumni of St Catherine's College, Oxford
  • Fellows of All Souls College, Oxford
  • English women writers
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