Katherine Rundell, author, playwright, and winner of numerous literary awards, was born in Kent, England and spent 10 years growing up in Africa and Europe. In 2008 she was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her first book,The Girl Savage, was born of her love of Zimbabwe and her own childhood there; her second, Rooftoppers,was inspired by summers working in Paris and by night-time trespassing on the rooftops of Oxford colleges. She is currently working on her doctorate alongisde an adult novel. In 2017 she was selected as one of Hay Festival's Hay30 influential young thinkers to watch. Follow Katherine on Twitter: @kdbrundell
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