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Kitty Aldridge

Kitty Aldridge

 

Kitty Aldridge was born in the Middle East but grew up in England. A graduate of the Drama Centre, London, she has since worked in theatre, film, and television as an actress and writer. Her first novel, POP, (Cape 2001) was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002 and shortlisted for the Pendleton May First Novel Award 2002. Her second novel, CRYERS HILL, was published by Cape in 2007. Her short story, ARRIVEDERCI LES, was the winner of the Bridport Short Story Prize 2011 (Bridport Prize Anthology 2011).  Her third novel, A TRICK I LEARNED FROM DEAD MEN, was published to outstanding reviews by Cape in 2012.  It was selected as one of the best novels of the year in the Sunday Times and was long listed for the Women's Prize for Fiction.  Mariella Frostrup described it as ' The most perfectly formed, originally voiced, heartbreakingly real story I’ve read in years.  I laughed, I cried, and mostly I just marvelled at how bloody brilliant this book is’.

 

 

Represented by:  Clare Alexander