Katherine Langrish grew up in the Yorkshire Dales reading C.S. Lewis and anything else she could get her hands on. She wrote an eighth Narnia title when she was ten. Later she read English Literature at university, married and lived in both France and America.
She sprang on to the international publishing scene in 2004 with Troll Fell (HarperCollins), the first in a fantasy trilogy for children and young adults. Her writing is influenced by her knowledge and love of folklore, and has been compared with Alan Garner’s; she is a contributor to First Light, a celebration of Garner for his 80th birthday, compiled by Erica Wagner.
Seven Miles of Steel Thistles is her first non-fiction title.
She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and an energetic Dalmatian dog.