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Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the author of Rooftoppers and Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms. She grew up in Zimbabwe, Brussels, and London, and is currently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She begins each day with a cartwheel and believes that reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: it turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless. In her spare time, she enjoys walking on tightropes and trespassing on the rooftops of Oxford colleges.
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Katherine Rundell on Carthwheeling in Thunderstorms

Katherine Rundell speaks about the adorable experience that inspired her to write her anticipated follow-up to Rooftoppers, Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, her childhood living in Africa, and why she believes life is absolutely worth living.

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Katherine Rundell
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Spend part of each day upside-down

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Just William, and Emma in Emma

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. 'Crikey'. It makes me sounds like Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading, or tightrope walking, or swimming in the Isis river in Oxford.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. John Donne: I think he would be the world's best and wittiest drinking companion.

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