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Katharine Grant

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Other contact method: Agent (Irene Baldoni): irene@georginacapel.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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A strong combination of fiction writing, journalism and academic writing informs my approach to running writing events and workshops for writers of all ages and with different needs and ambitions. As a historical novelist (10 novels - Puffin, Quercus, Virago - including two trilogies), I offer the skills needed to turn a good idea into a finished work: harnessing the imagination, creating a narrative structure, adopting good writing habits, the art and craft of self-editing.

As a newspaper columnist, including, at various times, The Herald, Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Scottish editions of The Times and Sunday Times. I bring experience of marshalling facts, writing clearly and with style, sticking to a wordcount, and managing the stress of deadlines. I was the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Glasgow (2011-2014), am now an RLF Consultant Fellow, and on the panel of judges for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. I also go by the names Katie and K.M. Grant. (Photo credit: Debbie Toksvig)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; West Dunbartonshire

Events can deliver

Panel event; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL)

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Historical fiction; History

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30