Katherine Stansfield is a multi-genre novelist and poet. She grew up on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and now lives in Cardiff.
Her new novel, The Magpie Tree, second in the Cornish Mysteries series is out now with Allison & Busby. It's the sequel to Falling Creatures which was shortlisted for both the Winston Graham Memorial Prize and the fiction awards at the Holyer an Gof. The third instalment, The Mermaid's Call, swims into bookshops in September 2019.
Her debut, The Visitor, was published by Parthian in 2013. It went on to win the fiction prize at the 2014 Holyer an Gof awards.
Katherine’s poetry is published by Seren: Playing House (2014), All That Was Wood (2018), and We Could Be Anywhere by Now (forthcoming 2020, supported by a bursary from Literature Wales).
Alongside her independent writing projects, Katherine co-writes with her partner David Towsey under the partnership name DK Fields. Head of Zeus will publish DK Fields' novel Widow's Welcome in August 2019, first in the political fantasy trilogy The Tales of Fenest.
She teaches for the Open University and the School of Continuing and Professional Education at Cardiff University. She works as a mentor for Literature Wales, a Writing Fellow at the University of South Wales, and is the Royal Literary Fund fellow at Cardiff University.
Katherine is a member of Crime Cymru: a new collective of crime writers with a connection to Wales. You can read more about the group here. She is also a member of the Crime Writers Association. With her poetry hat on, she is co-editor for the poetry section of Scintilla, the journal of the Vaughan Association.
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