About Kate Pullinger

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Kate Pullinger writes for both print and digital platforms.  Her new novel, Landing Gear will be published in Canada and the UK in April 2014, in the US in May. Landing Gear takes the story told in Pullinger’s collaborative multimedia digital work, co-created with Chris Joseph, Flight Paths: A Networked Novel, and develops it further. She’ll be touring in Canada during 2014; for dates and events, look at the Events page.

In 2009 Pullinger’s novel The Mistress of Nothing won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, one of Canada’s most prestigious literary prizes.  Her prize-winning digital fiction projects Inanimate Alice and Flight Paths: A Networked Novel have reached audiences around the world. 

Kate Pullinger gives talks and readings frequently.  She is Professor of Creative Writing and New Media at Bath Spa University.

As well as Landing Gear and The Mistress of Nothing, Kate Pullinger’s books include A Little StrangerWeird Sister, The Last Time I Saw Jane, Where Does Kissing End?, which are all being published in new ebook editions in the spring of 2014.

Other current projects include a libretto based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey, commissioned by the Slovak National Theatre in collaboration with the composer Lubica Cekovska.  This work was premiered in Bratislava in November 2013 and well reviewed in the German, Austrian, and American press, including a good review in The New York Times

Kate Pullinger was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, and went to high school on Vancouver Island. She dropped out of McGill University, Montreal, after a year and a half of not studying philosophy and literature, then spent a year working in a copper mine in the Yukon, northern Canada, where she crushed rocks and saved money. She spent that money travelling and ended up in London, England, where she has been ever since.  She is married and has two children.