Kate Summerscale

Kate Summerscale is the author of the number-one bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, published in 2008, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction and the Galaxy British Book of the Year Award.

Her debut, The Queen of Whale Cay, won a Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award. The Wicked Boy, published in 2016, won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, and The Haunting of Alma Fielding, published in 2020, was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.