Kate Atkinson was born in York, Britain in 1951 and now lives in Edinburgh. She has won several prizes for her short stories. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was then chosen as the overall 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year.
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Photo: Kate Atkinson signing books at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Photographer: Tim Duncan. Source: Wikimedia Commons.