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 discusses her highly acclaimed debut novel, Rooftoppers.

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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’s your fantasy profession?

A. I would love to have been an acrobat; someone who makes flying look easy

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 be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Swimming in the sea

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