Dr Kathy Hopewell is a part time lecturer at Bangor University in North Wales, teaching literature, women’s studies and creative writing.

She has been writing fiction since 2006 and Swimming with Tigers, a re-imagining of the lives of the women surrealists, is her first novel.  It was longlisted in the Mslexia Women’s Novel competition.

Her second novel, Death for Beginners, was longlisted in the Exeter Novel Competition in 2019.

She performs spoken word and sound compositions with her partner David, as Hopewell Ink.

About pictureHer interests include singing with a community choir, which has performed pieces featuring her poems.

She started a Reading Group in 1989 which is still going.

She buys a lot of clothes from Boden.




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