Kathleen Jones was born and brought up on a hill farm
in Cumbria and now lives with her partner, sculptor Neil Ferber, on the
edge of the Lake District. She has been writing since she was a child
and has published fourteen books including eight biographies, a novel
and a collection of poetry. She lived for several years in Africa and
the Middle East, where she worked for the Qatar Broadcasting Corporation.
Since then she has written extensively for BBC radio and contributed to
several television documentaries. Her poetry appears regularly in poetry
magazines and anthologies in the UK and North America.
Kathleen was appointed as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow in 2008 and is
currently also a Fellow of the English Society. Her two most recent biographies
are ‘Katherine Mansfield: The Storyteller’ (published by Penguin NZ and
Edinburgh University Press) and ‘Norman Nicholson: The Whispering Poet’,
(published in 2013 by The Book Mill). Another novel, The Centauress, is
due to be published in 2014.