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Katherine Woodfine


Katherine Woodfine was born in Lancashire. She studied English at Bristol University and in 2005 she was highly commended in Vogue magazine’s annual Talent Competition for young writers. She writes an award-winning blog at and her work has been published by Flax Books in the anthology Mostly Truthful.

She lives in London and since 2009 she has worked for the literature charity Booktrust, where she is a children’s book specialist and project manager of the Children’s Laureate, working with leading children’s authors such as Malorie Blackman, Julia Donaldson and Anthony Browne.

Blog posts from Katherine Woodfine:

The Painted Dragon Behind the Scenes: The Edwardian Art School

Katherine Woodfine on her new YouTube Channel

Mystery and Mayhem Behind the Scenes: The Edwardian Theatre

The Jewelled Moth Behind the Scenes: Debutantes and the London Season

The Clockwork Sparrow Behind the Scenes: The Edwardian Department Store

Katherine Woodfine on the inspiration for The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

Katherine Woodfine on how cities and surroundings feed a writer’s imagination