Katharine Quarmby

Katharine Quarmby is an award-winning writer, journalist and film-maker specialising in social affairs and science reporting with an investigative edge. She has worked in TV, (on the BBC’s Panorama and Newsnight programmes) as well as writing for the Economist, Guardian, Newsweek, Prospect and Private Eye. She has also written extensively for online platforms, including Mosaic Science magazine, published by the Wellcome Trust and Aeon. She has written three full-length non-fiction books, along with shorter fiction and non-fiction. Her non-fiction books include Hear My Cry, with the British Yemeni ‘honour’ violence survivor, Diana Kader (Hachette Poland, 2015), No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers, (Oneworld, 2013), which was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses award and Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People (Portobello Press, 2011), which won the International Ability Media Literature Award. In 2012 Katharine was shortlisted for the Paul Foot award for campaigning journalism.

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