Waterstones Book of the Year 2023 awarded to Dr Katherine Rundell (2005, English Language & Literature)

Dr Katherine Rundell (2005, English Language & Literature), Catz Domus Fellow, has been awarded the Waterstone’s Book of the Year Award for 2023 for her children’s novel, Impossible Creatures.

Commenting on her win, Rundell said that it was ‘especially thrilling to me – in that children’s books have historically been overlooked in Britain: so to have this prize shine its superbly power light on a children’s book is wonderful.’

Impossible Creatures also won the Foyle’s Children’s Book of the Year 2023.

This follows the success of Rundell’s biography on John Donne, Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne, which won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction in 2022, the youngest ever winner of the prize.

For World Book Day 2023, Rundell shared what books she read as an undergraduate at Catz that she would recommend to others in the Catz community.

The College wishes Dr Rundell many congratulations on her success.


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