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. 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 acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Oh, that's easy! I would sing like Dinah Washington or Billie Holiday: women who sang like they'd been alive a thousand years

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing my memory

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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