Kat Armstrong Writer


Kat Armstrong

I grew up in Bristol, or to be more precise in a village called Pill which supplied the city with its pilots and still does. Every Saturday morning we would drive into Bristol over the Clifton Suspension Bridge to roam the many bookshops and walk along the harbour to the Watershed, or to look at the SS Great Britain, then under restoration.

I read English at Oxford and became an English lecturer after writing a doctoral thesis on eighteenth-century fiction. Having raised my three children I studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, and I was long listed for the Mslexia Novel Prize in 2017 for a manuscript based on my dissertation.

I live and work in North Essex, and I’m currently writing a sequel to A Pair of Sharp Eyes called The Darkest Voyage.