Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the author of Rooftoppers, Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, and The Wolf Wilder. 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. What are your most overused words or phrases?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Trollope's Obadiah Slope in third place, Samuel Whiskers in second, and Shakespeare's Iago in first

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Swimming in the sea.

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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