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Kate Worsley

Veronique Baxter
Film, TV and Stage Agent:
Nicky Lund
Translation Rights Contact:
Rhian Kane

Kate Worsley’s first novel, She Rises, won the HWA Debut Crown for Historical Fiction and was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Prize in the US. She was born in Lancashire, and now lives on the Essex coast in the UK. Her new novel Foxash was published by Tinder Press in April 2023 and won the East Anglian Book Award for Fiction.



“A wonderfully atmospheric and deeply unsettling novel, full of images so vivid they seem to leap off the page. Worsley’s fiction is something to savour.” – Sarah Waters

“A rich, wonderfully uneasy pleasure. Exquisitely written and deeply original, with secrets that are tightly layered, always surprising and teased out with impressive control.” – Bethan Roberts

“Kate Worsley has a wonderfully fertile imagination. She writes for the senses: the touch of soil; the taste of a home remedy; the whiff of decay. Her wily prose curls around the story she is telling, like a creeper.” – Katie Ward

“Beguiling, and written with a piercing eye for style. It burrows under the surface of the rural idyll, exposing a shadowy hinterland.” – Eva Dolan


Photo credit: Rick Pushinsky


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