About Kate Swindlehurst

After more than twenty years trying to fit writing into the spaces between work, family and travel, in 2007 I left teaching to write full-time. Since then I have achieved a Distinction in the MA in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University and won an Arts Council Escalator Literature Award for my forthcoming novel The Bridgehead. I have completed a short story collection, Hello Goodbye, and a work of creative non-fiction, Dancing with Kate. Also in a drawer somewhere, half of a crime novel set in Carlisle! A northerner by birth and habit, I have moved south and am currently writer in residence at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, thanks to the generous support of Arts Council England.