Kate Hamer

Book: The Girl in the Red Coat

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Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication date(s): UK (Faber & Faber) February 2015, Germany (Arche) April 2015, Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Denmark, Catalonia, France forthcoming.


Kate Hamer’s debut novel The Girl in the Red Coat is published by Faber & Faber in the UK and a further seven territories. Her work has been included in short story anthologies such as New Writing from Wales and in 2011 she won the Rhys Davies short story award. The winning story One Summer was broadcast on Radio 4 in 2012. She completed the Curtis Brown Creative course and an MA in Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. She lives in Cardiff with her husband.

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Twitter handle: @kate_hamer

Location: Cardiff, Wales

Writer Superpowers

I love speaking at events such as literary festivals, bookshop events and arts festivals. I’ve done this on my own and as part of a panel – subjects have included mothers and daughters, characters that disappear, keeping identity, crime, parenthood or just simply reading from and discussing the book. I’m also really interested in talking about the writing process and the journey to publication – getting an agent etc. I also write articles and short stories for publication.

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