Katie Ward is an author in Suffolk whose debut novel, Girl Reading, is published by Virago (UK) and Scribner (US). The Times called Girl Reading ‘a real wow of a first novel,’ and it was Book of the Week on The Oprah Blog.
In 2013 Katie received the Clarissa Luard Award from Hilary Mantel, an award given to a writer under the age of 35.
Before writing fulltime, Katie worked in the public and voluntary sectors, including at a women’s refuge, and for a Member of Parliament. She took a career break to write her novel after coming across an article about a book of portraits of women and girls reading.
Katie started Wolsey Writers at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, in 2015.
She has a husband and a cat.