Katie Hickman

Katie Hickman is the author of nine books, including bestselling works of non-fiction, Daughters of Britannia – in the Sunday Times bestseller lists for 10 months and a 20-part series for BBC Radio 4 – Courtesans, and She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen. She has also written a trilogy of historical novels – the Aviary Gate, The Pindar Diamond and the House of Bishopgate – which have been translated into 20 languages. Her other books include two highly acclaimed travel books, Travels with a Mexican Circus, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. Her first novel, The Quetzal Summer, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. Born into a diplomatic family, Katie Hickman had a peripatetic childhood, growing up in Spain, Ireland, Singapore and South America. Katie currently lives on a houseboat in London.

See Katie Hickman at

Back to speakers

Newsletter Sign up

Sign up to receive news and information about the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.