Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the author of Rooftoppers, Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner), and The Wolf Wilder. She grew up in Zimbabwe, Brussels, and London, and is currently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She begins each day with a cartwheel and believes that reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: it turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless. In her spare time, she enjoys walking on tightropes and trespassing on the rooftops of Oxford colleges.

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The Explorer
The Wolf Wilder
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
Rooftoppers

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Spend part of each day upside-down

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. 'Crikey'. It makes me sounds like Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I would love to have been an acrobat; someone who makes flying look easy

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. John Donne: I think he would be the world's best and wittiest drinking companion.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Oh, that's easy! I would sing like Dinah Washington or Billie Holiday: women who sang like they'd been alive a thousand years

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