Kim Sherwood

Kim Sherwood


Author, and researcher and narrator of Unlocking the Cage

Kim Sherwood is an award-winning novelist and a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. Kim has taught creative writing in universities, libraries, schools and prisons. Kim’s debut novel Testament (2018) explored the legacy of the Holocaust over seventy years through a single family. Testament won the Harper’s Bazaar Big Book of the Year Award and the Bath Novel Award, was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award, and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. In 2019, Kim was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. Kim’s next work of literary historical fiction, A Wild & True Relation, following a crew of smugglers in eighteenth-century Devon, will be the lead title for Virago in 2023.

Kim is currently writing a trilogy of James Bond novels for the Ian Fleming Estate and HarperCollins, expanding the universe with a cast of new Double O agents for the 21st century. The first title, Double or Nothing, will be released 1st September 2022.

Photo credit - Francesco Guidicini

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