Katherine Stansfield - novelist and poet

Katherine Stansfield 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.

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. 

Playing House, a poetry collection, was published by Seren in 2014. It includes 'Canada', Poem of the Week in The Guardian online. 

Her second collection, We Could Be Anywhere By Now, was supported by a writer's bursary from Literature Wales and will be out with Seren in early 2020. 

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. She is also the new Poet in Residence at Cornerstone in Cardiff

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.

Unless otherwise stated, the author photos on this site were taken by Keith Morris and are owned by Katherine. You're very welcome to use them but please credit Keith wherever possible.