Kathleen Jones

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.
  • Winner of the 2011 Straid Poetry Prize
  • The Poetry Kit Website

    NEWS

  • The new biography Norman Nicholson: The Whispering Poet. is now available in print or digital form from bookshops and Amazon.com.
  • The Sun's Companion will also be available in a printed edition in January 2014.
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