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Kate Atkinson

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Kate Atkinson was born in York, and studied English Literature at the University of Dundee. She earned her Masters Degree from Dundee in 1974. She then went on to study for a doctorate in American Literature but she failed at the viva (oral examination) stage. After leaving the university, she took mostra altro on a variety of jobs from home help to legal secretary and teacher. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year ahead of Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh and Roy Jenkins's biography of William Ewart Gladstone. It went on to be a Sunday Times bestseller. Since then, she has published another five novels, one play, and one collection of short stories. Her work is often celebrated for its wit, wisdom and subtle characterisation, and the surprising twists and plot turns. Her most recent work has featured the popular former detective Jackson Brodie. In 2009, she donated the short story Lucky We Live Now to Oxfam's 'Ox-Tales' project, four collections of UK stories written by 38 authors. Atkinson's story was published in the 'Earth' collection. In March 2010, Atkinson appeared at the York Literature Festival, giving a world-premier reading from an early chapter from her forthcoming novel Started Early, Took My Dog, which is set mainly in the English city of Leeds. Atkinson's bestselling novel, Life after Life, has won numerous awards, including the COSTA Novel Award for 2013. The follow-up to Life After Life is A God in Ruins and was published in 2015. This title won a Costa Book Award 2015 in the novel category. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Kate Atkinson

Vita dopo vita (2013) 8,246 copie
I casi dimenticati (2004) 7,915 copie
Dietro le quinte al museo (1995) 4,882 copie
Un colpo di fortuna (2006) 4,357 copie
When Will There Be Good News? (2008) 3,973 copie
Started Early, Took My Dog (2010) 3,126 copie
Un dio in rovina (2015) 2,951 copie
Transcription (2018) 2,391 copie
Lontana dal mio giardino (1997) 1,916 copie
Emotionally Weird (2000) 1,724 copie
Big Sky (2019) 1,373 copie
Not the End of the World (2002) 1,045 copie
Shrines of Gaiety (2022) 990 copie
Shine, Pamela! Shine! (2020) 43 copie

Opere correlate

I Watson (1871) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni199 copie
Ox-Tales: Earth (2009) — Collaboratore — 86 copie
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Collaboratore — 74 copie
Crimespotting (1656) — Collaboratore — 45 copie
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Collaboratore — 28 copie
New Writing 13 (2005) — Collaboratore — 17 copie
A Day in the Life (2003) — Collaboratore — 15 copie
Waterstone's Autumn Book Sampler (2004) — Collaboratore — 7 copie

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Informazioni generali

Data di nascita
1951-12-20
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
England
Nazione (per mappa)
England, UK
Luogo di nascita
York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Luogo di residenza
Whitby, Yorkshire, England, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Istruzione
University of Dundee (1974)
Attività lavorative
legal secretary
teacher
novelist
Relazioni
Hixon, Andy (partner or husband)
Premi e riconoscimenti
British Book Award (Newcomer of the Year ∙ 1997)
E. M. Forster Award (1998)
Order of the British Empire (Member ∙ 2011)
Agente
Peter Straus
Breve biografia
She was born in York, and studied English Literature at the University of Dundee, gaining her Masters Degree in 1974. During her final year of this course, she was married for the first time. The marriage lasted only two years, but produced Atkinson's first daughter, Eve, who was born in 1975. She subsequently studied for a doctorate in American Literature which she failed at the viva stage. After leaving university, she took on a variety of miscellaneous jobs from home help to legal secretary and teacher. She lived in Whitby, Yorkshire for a time, but now lives in Edinburgh.

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Discussioni

BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - OCTOBER 2016 - ATKINSON & GOLDING in 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (Ottobre 2016)
"Life After Life": Is it worth a read? in Girlybooks (Settembre 2015)
Life after Life - Kate Atkinson in Orange January/July (Mag 2014)

Recensioni

Un giallo perfetto, complicato, con tanti casi che alla fine trovano una soluzione. Imperdibile anche per la bravura della scrittrice.
 
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Angela.Me | 347 altre recensioni | Jun 10, 2017 |
Kate Atkinson è una delle mie scrittrici preferite. I suoi gialli un po' complicati dove tutti i particolari si incastrano perfettamente alla fine e i suoi personaggi alcuni sempre un po' surreali rilassano e divertono. Il suo stile di scrittura è magnifico.
 
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Angela.Me | 217 altre recensioni | Jun 10, 2017 |
Non conoscevo questa scrittrice e ho fatto una scoperta eccezionale.
La Atkinson ha una scrittura magnifica. I personaggi sono fantastici e la storia è veramente bella. Un giallo magnifico, con colpi di scena imprevisti. Consigliatissimo.
 
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Angela.Me | 223 altre recensioni | Jun 10, 2017 |
Libro eccezionale, stupendo, quata autrice è un mito. Scrive divinamente e la storia è molto molto originale. Non si può non leggere un libro come questo.
 
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Angela.Me | 588 altre recensioni | Jun 10, 2017 |

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Utenti
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Popolarità
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Voto
3.9
Recensioni
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ISBN
641
Lingue
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Preferito da
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