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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Author Profile: Kate Rigby

British writer Kate Rigby was one of many talented writers I had the honor of befriending on Authonomy back in 2009. Not only does she have several fine books to her credit, but also an excellent track history of being supportive of her fellow authors. With her book Did You Whisper Back? becoming available on, there was no better time to feature Kate and her work.

When Kate realized her "unhip" credentials were mounting, she decided to write about it in a book, Little Guide to Unhip (Night Publishing, 2010) . Social networking sites and writing sites have opened up a whole new world and introduced Kate to some great new writers and books she wouldn't otherwise have discovered.

She's read and reviewed others' books, and though it does take a considerable amount of time for Kate to post an opinion, she does do them. Be sure to check out her books by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.


Kate Rigby was born in Crosby, Liverpool and now live in Devon. She studied psychology at Southampton, though she's given up paid work on health grounds. She's had several books published, most available in paperback and as e-books, as well as short stories published or shortlisted. She's been writing novels for over thirty years.

Her punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus (1990), was first published by Allison & Busby and by Villard (American hardback). Skrev Press published her novels Seaview Terrace(2003), Sucka! (2004) and Break Point (2006).

Other shorter work has appeared in Skrev's avant-garde magazine Texts' Bones, including a shorter version of her satirical novel Lost The Plot.

Thalidomide Kid (2007) was published by Bewrite Books.

Kate received a Southern Arts bursary in 1991 for her novel Did You Whisper Back? (original title Where A Shadow Played).
Web Site: KJR Books
Facebook: Kate Rigby

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