Katherine Rundell

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‘Taking life advice from John Donne would be disastrous’ – the roof-walking, trapeze-flying Baillie Gifford winner
Katherine Rundell has just become the youngest ever winner of the prestigious literary prize – for a biography of ‘poet of desire’ John Donne. Why is she giving the £50,000 away? Because, she says, no man is an island

Lisa Allardice

18, Nov, 2022 @5:54 PM

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£50K Baillie Gifford non-fiction prize won by Katherine Rundell
The acclaimed children’s author won for her book Super-Infinite, described as a ‘glorious celebration’ of the life and work of poet John Donne

Sarah Shaffi

17, Nov, 2022 @10:08 PM

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The Golden Mole and Other Living Treasure by Katherine Rundell review – weird and wonderful
The award-winning children’s author’s enthusiasm for astonishing and imperilled animals is infectious

Matthew Reisz

11, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Golden Mole and Other Living Treasure by Katherine Rundell review
From bears to bats to hermit crabs, a witty, intoxicating paean to Earth’s wondrous creatures

Samantha Ellis

08, Oct, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne review – masterly study
Katherine Rundell’s engaging and playful biography of the metaphysical poet demands – and rewards – your attention

Alexander Larman

10, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Bravery, hope and escape: the best books to cheer up kids in lockdown
From polar bears to murder mysteries, Katherine Rundell’s picks will make long days feel shorter and a small world seem larger

Katherine Rundell

22, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'Last year 362 Lyras were born': why we love Philip Pullman's heroine
As His Dark Materials comes to TV, the prize-winning children’s author Katherine Rundell looks at how a scrappy girl became one of literature’s best-loved characters

Katherine Rundell

01, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell – review
A hymn to the energising brilliance of children’s literature

Alex Preston

05, Aug, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Story time: the five children’s books every adult should read
Children’s books explore hope, fear, failure and love. Katherine Rundell on how the best of them can ignite the imagination of all readers, whatever their age

Katherine Rundell

26, Jul, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Why Harry Potter and Paddington Bear are essential reading … for grown-ups
Oxford don champions children’s books as figures show that sales to adults are soaring

Donna Ferguson

20, Apr, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Book clinic: what books will boost my 10-year-old son’s self-confidence?
The Bookseller’s children’s editor suggests titles that will stand younger readers in good stead when times are tough

Fiona Noble

16, Feb, 2019 @6:00 PM

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