Kate Sawyer worked as an actor and producer, and wrote several short films before turning her hand to fiction. She is the author of two novels, most recently the critically acclaimed This Family. Her debut novel, The Stranding, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, won the East Anglian fiction prize, was adapted for BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and is being developed for TV by Fremantle and Afua Hirsch's production company Born In Me.
When Kate isn't writing, or talking to other authors about their writing practices for her podcast Novel Experience and as a chair for author events, she is busy producing the annual Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival.
After twenty years living in London, she recently returned to her native East Anglia, where she lives with her young daughter.