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

A. Swimming in the sea

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.

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

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