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Kathleen Jones is an English poet and biographer. She was born and brought up on a hill farm in the north of England, she escaped to London as a teenager in order to become a writer. She spent several years in Africa and the Middle East - where she worked in English broadcasting - before returning home. She read law and then English Literature as a mature student at university before specialising in early women writers - work that culminated in A Glorious Fame, the life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. Her extensive published work includes radio journalism, articles for magazines and newspapers, short fiction and eleven books - a mixture of biography, general non-fiction and two poetry collections. She is currently living in Cumbria and Italy. Her latest work a biography of Katherine Mansfield called The Storyteller//www.kathleenjones.co.uk/reviews/vincentreview.html was published in August 2010 by Penquin and is the result of several years of gathering research material from hundreds of sources and many visits to New Zealand.
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She has published poetry, feature articles and short fiction in a variety of national and international magazines and newspapers . Her short stories have been anthologised and also broadcast on Radio 4 and on radio networks in Holland, Germany and Spain. She is on the British Council authors list and was one of the featured authors in the recent 'Save our Short Story Anthology' compiled by the Arts Council on the internet.
A prize-winning, collection of poetry ['Unwritten Lives'] was published by Redbeck Press in 1995 and a further collection 'Secret Eden' was exhibited as part of a collaborative project for Visual Arts Year 97 with landscape photographer Tony Riley.Kathleen Jones is a regular performer at Literature Festivals all over Britain and leads creative writing workshops for fiction, poetry and life writing. She is also a tutor for the Open University's new creative writing program and currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.
Her work 'is characterized by an ability to select and extract details from her research and use them to paint a coherent portrait of her subject, bringing them vividly to life. She crafts strong stories from real events leaving you with a feeling that you know and understand the subject of the biography'.