Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the author of RooftoppersCartwheeling in Thunderstorms (a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner), The Wolf Wilder, and The Explorer. She grew up in Zimbabwe, Brussels, and London, and is currently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She begins each day with a cartwheel and believes that reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: it turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless. In her spare time, she enjoys walking on tightropes and trespassing on the rooftops of Oxford colleges.

Books by this Author

One Christmas Wish
The Explorer
The Wolf Wilder
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Spend part of each day upside-down

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Oh, that's easy! I would sing like Dinah Washington or Billie Holiday: women who sang like they'd been alive a thousand years

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Trollope's Obadiah Slope in third place, Samuel Whiskers in second, and Shakespeare's Iago in first

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Swimming in the sea

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Roast chestnuts