Katherine Stansfield - novelist and poet

Katherine Stansfield grew up on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and moved to Wales in 2002 to study at Aberystwyth University where she worked as a lecturer in Creative Writing for several years. 

She now teaches for the Open University and the School of Continuing and Professional Education at Cardiff University. She works as a mentor for Literature Wales, and is the Royal Literary Fund fellow at Cardiff University.

Her new novel, Falling Creatures, based on a real life murder on Bodmin Moor in 1844, is out now with Allison & Busby and is the first in the Cornish Mysteries series. The sequel, The Magpie Tree, flies into bookshops in March 2018.

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.

Katherine is currently completing a second collection of poetry, and was awarded a writer's bursary from Literature Wales to support the work.

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