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Katharine Tiernan is a writer, teacher and passionate nature-lover. She grew up close to the dramatic coastline of North Northumberland and continues to draw inspiration from its history and landscape. Katharine writes fiction, both short stories and novels, and holds a Creative Writing MA (Distinction) from Newcastle University. Her novel Cuthbert of Farne, the first of her north-east trilogy, was published by Sacristy Press in March 2019 followed by Place of Repose in February 2020. The final novel, A New Heaven and a New Earth, will be published in October 2020..
Katharine lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed, with a view from her writing desk across the Tweed estuary to Lindisfarne
Listen to my Durham Book Festival talk on Cuthbert and the North here:
Berwick has always had its small farmers and gardeners. Pass through the town walls via Cowgate – the clue is in the name – and you find yourself in Magdalene Fields, part of the ancient Liberty of Berwick, that lie between the town and the sea. Until the Enclosures...read more