Kate Morrison grew up in London and Brighton and now lives in West Sussex with her husband and two sons. She studied English Literature at New Hall College, Cambridge and has worked as a journalist and press officer.
Kate won second prize in the Asham Award short story competition in 2011. In 2012 she received an Arts Council Grant to complete her first novel, A BOOK OF SECRETS, which is set in the print trade in 16th Century London. From 2012 – 2016 she was a Visiting Scholar at Bath Spa University’s ‘Book, Text and Place 1500 – 1750’ research centre.
A BOOK OF SECRETS tells the story of a girl from 16th Century Ghana hunting for her lost brother through an Elizabethan underworld of spies, plots and secret Catholic printing presses. It was longlisted for the Mslexia Unpublished Novel Award in 2015 and was published in 2018 by Jacaranda Books.