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Kate Atkinson

Autor/a de Life After Life

34+ obres 44,956 Membres 2,220 Ressenyes 221 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Kate Atkinson was born in York, and studied English Literature at the University of Dundee. She earned her Masters Degree from Dundee in 1974. She then went on to study for a doctorate in American Literature but she failed at the viva (oral examination) stage. After leaving the university, she took mostra'n més on a variety of jobs from home help to legal secretary and teacher. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year ahead of Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh and Roy Jenkins's biography of William Ewart Gladstone. It went on to be a Sunday Times bestseller. Since then, she has published another five novels, one play, and one collection of short stories. Her work is often celebrated for its wit, wisdom and subtle characterisation, and the surprising twists and plot turns. Her most recent work has featured the popular former detective Jackson Brodie. In 2009, she donated the short story Lucky We Live Now to Oxfam's 'Ox-Tales' project, four collections of UK stories written by 38 authors. Atkinson's story was published in the 'Earth' collection. In March 2010, Atkinson appeared at the York Literature Festival, giving a world-premier reading from an early chapter from her forthcoming novel Started Early, Took My Dog, which is set mainly in the English city of Leeds. Atkinson's bestselling novel, Life after Life, has won numerous awards, including the COSTA Novel Award for 2013. The follow-up to Life After Life is A God in Ruins and was published in 2015. This title won a Costa Book Award 2015 in the novel category. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Sèrie

Obres de Kate Atkinson

Life After Life (2013) 8,186 exemplars
Case Histories (2004) 7,884 exemplars
Behind the Scenes at the Museum (1995) 4,862 exemplars
One Good Turn (2006) 4,348 exemplars
When Will There Be Good News? (2008) 3,957 exemplars
Started Early, Took My Dog (2010) 3,121 exemplars
A God in Ruins (2015) 2,921 exemplars
Transcription (2018) 2,356 exemplars
Human Croquet (1997) 1,895 exemplars
Emotionally Weird (2000) 1,715 exemplars
Big Sky (2019) 1,351 exemplars
Not the End of the World (2002) 1,035 exemplars
Shrines of Gaiety (2022) 943 exemplars
Normal Rules Don't Apply: Stories (2023) 211 exemplars
Shine, Pamela! Shine! (2020) 43 exemplars

Obres associades

The Watsons: A Fragment (1871) — Pròleg, algunes edicions197 exemplars
Ox-Tales: Earth (2009) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Crimespotting (1656) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
New Writing 13 (2005) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
A Day in the Life (2003) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Waterstone's Autumn Book Sampler (2004) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Out of Line: Women on the Verge of a Breakthrough — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1951-12-20
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
England
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Whitby, Yorkshire, England, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Educació
University of Dundee (1974)
Professions
legal secretary
teacher
novelist
Relacions
Hixon, Andy (partner or husband)
Premis i honors
British Book Award (Newcomer of the Year ∙ 1997)
E. M. Forster Award (1998)
Order of the British Empire (Member ∙ 2011)
Agent
Peter Straus
Biografia breu
She was born in York, and studied English Literature at the University of Dundee, gaining her Masters Degree in 1974. During her final year of this course, she was married for the first time. The marriage lasted only two years, but produced Atkinson's first daughter, Eve, who was born in 1975. She subsequently studied for a doctorate in American Literature which she failed at the viva stage. After leaving university, she took on a variety of miscellaneous jobs from home help to legal secretary and teacher. She lived in Whitby, Yorkshire for a time, but now lives in Edinburgh.

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Converses

BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - OCTOBER 2016 - ATKINSON & GOLDING a 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (octubre 2016)
"Life After Life": Is it worth a read? a Girlybooks (setembre 2015)
Life after Life - Kate Atkinson a Orange January/July (maig 2014)

Ressenyes

I was disappointed in Shrines of Gaiety. It seems as though Kate Atkinson tried to do too much. The novel is witty in its language and is cleverly referential to itself and to other books and films of the 1920s, but there were too many characters, most of which were not sufficiently fleshed out for me to care about. I plodded on to the ending, hoping that it would redeem itself there, but although most of the plot lines were tied up, it was summarily and clumsily done. One of the characters is an aspiring novelist, and the description of his planned novel, entitled "The Age of Glitter," sums up the unrealized aspirations of Shrines of Gaiety nicely: "The Age of Glitter had rapidly become unwieldy. Yes, it was a crime novel, "but it was also a razor sharp dissection of the various strata of society in the wake of the destruction of war."… (més)
 
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vwinsloe | Hi ha 44 ressenyes més | Mar 1, 2024 |
Just a note here to say that I have re-read Kate Atkinson's ONE GOOD TURN, forgetting that I had read it 15 years ago. I am pleased to see that I basically concur with my original review.

This was the second in the Jackson Brodie series and made good reading even the second time around. Since then I have read others:

ONE GOOD TURN
WHERE WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS?
4.6, STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG-audio
LIFE AFTER LIFE
4.5, TRANSCRIPTION

ONE GOOD TURN is set in the Fringe of the Edinburgh Festival, and it was interesting to see that the Fringe of the Adelaide Festival shares many elements of it, although perhaps not road rage incidents leading to murder.… (més)
 
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smik | Hi ha 214 ressenyes més | Feb 26, 2024 |
I really hope that this is not the last of the Jackson Brodie genre. It must be difficult to create a new slant upon the detective genre and Kate Atkinson manages that most effectively.

This book, like the earlier ones, kept me glued from page one to the last full stop.

Brilliant
 
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the.ken.petersen | Hi ha 77 ressenyes més | Feb 26, 2024 |
This was not your typical time travel/time loop novel. Ursula doesn't wake up after every death remembering everything that had happened before. Instead, she gets glimmers of past lives - times when her life didn't end so well, choices that didn't go as planned. The specter of WWII underpins most of the story - Ursula lives through the bombing of London and the loss of her brother to war. Some of her lives are personally tragic, and others are tragic in a more situational sense. I was overwhelmed with just how devastating the war was to England (and indeed, not just WWII but the after effects of WW I).… (més)
 
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tjsjohanna | Hi ha 586 ressenyes més | Feb 19, 2024 |

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Obres
34
També de
11
Membres
44,956
Popularitat
#364
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
2,220
ISBN
638
Llengües
24
Preferit
221

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