Kate Hamer

Kate Hamer


From the best selling author of...



Published by Faber&Faber in the UK and Melville House in the US


'The Bookseller' book of the month for February 2017.

Here's what 'The Bookseller' had to say about it:

There is a magical, dream -like quality ... Set in and around the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, it opens in the summer of 1983, when Ruby has just turned 13. Her parents ... reveal that they are, in fact, her adoptive parents who took her in when she was four months old. Ruby is delighted: 

Ruby is an unusual girl, she sees things that other people don't, and now she sets out to find her real family.


...Interwoven with Ruby's story is that of Anna, pregnant in 1970, who has plans for her unborn baby. ...


The Doll Funeral is the story of a separated mother and daughter, and the last line is heart stoppingly 




Kate’s first novel The Girl in the Red Coat (Faber & Faber) was published by Faber & Faber in the UK and Melville House in the US


The Girl in The Red Coat has been shortlisted for many prizes including:


The Costa First Novel Prize,


The British Book Industry Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year


The John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger  


Wales Book of the Year.


The Girl In The Red Coat was a Sunday Times bestseller,


The Girl In the Red Coat is published in the US by Melville House and has been translated into 17 different languages.



Kate won the Rhys Davies short story prize in 2011 and the story was broadcast on BBC Radio 4, she also has short stories published in anthologies such as ‘A Fiction Map of Wales’ and ‘New Welsh Short Stories’.  She’s written articles and reviews for 'The Independent', 'The Sunday Mail' and 'The New York Times'.


Kate grew up in the West Country and Pembrokeshire and now lives with her husband in Cardiff.


Come and say Hello to Kate on Twitter


and on Goodreads.com/KateHamer



Kate Hamer is represented by Alice Lutyens at Curtis Brown.

Contact: Alice@curtisbrown.co.uk



Kate Hamer is published by Faber&Faber.

Publicity contact: Sophie.portas@faber.co.uk

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