Kim Sherwood

Kim Sherwood

Writer

Kim Sherwood was born in Camden in 1989 and lives in Bath. She studied Creative Writing at UEA, is now Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, and teaches prisoners. Her pieces have appeared in Mslexia, Lighthouse, Going Down Swinging, and elsewhere.

Kim began researching and writing Testament, her first novel, after her grandfather, the actor George Baker, passed away and her grandmother began to talk about her experiences as a Holocaust Survivor for the first time. Testament is about the impact of the Holocaust on three generations of a family. It won the 2016 Bath Novel Award, and is currently on the shortlist for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award, and the longlist for the Desmond Elliot Prize, the premier award for debut fiction in the UK. Kim has been awarded a Society of Authors Authors’ Foundation Grant to pursue her second novel, which is set in Devon.