Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger is the author of several novels and collections of short stories and collaborated with Jane Campion on the novelization of the film The Piano. The Mistress of Nothing, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, was her American debut. She lives in London. Visit her website at KatePullinger.com.

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Kate Pullinger on LANDING GEAR

: Award-winning author Kate Pullinger discusses her new novel LANDING GEAR, a highly imaginative story of colliding worlds and extraordinary connections.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. My mother was a great one for maxims, me less so.  However, I'm a great believe in optimism, however unfounded.  Plus I always like to have my next holiday booked and planned.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. My job title at the university where I work part-time is Reader in Creative Writing and New Media. 'Reader' is a British academic title that is one rank below 'Professor'. But it would be great if what it really meant was 'reader' - the perfect job for me!

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. 'Purple Rain' by Prince, 'God Save the Queen' by the Sex Pistols, 'Crazy' by Gnarls Barclay, 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash, and 'I See a Darkness' by Bonnie Prince Billy

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I was born cynical I'm afraid.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I'm a mother, so anything to do with my kids and the word 'harm' is terrifying.

Author Voices

November 19, 2010

I am so looking forward to 'The Mistress of Nothing' coming out in the US.  This will be my 'American debut' and I really hope that readers in the US enjoy the book.  I'm so pleased to be working with Touchstone, Simon & Schuster. 

Publication isn't for another seven weeks.... but the countdown is definitely on!

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