Kit Whitfield was born in West London and brought up in Wilshire and London, where she now lives with her husband and son in a neurodiverse family. She is the author of Bareback (published in the US as Benighted), which was shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award, and In Great Waters, which was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Her fantasy novel In the Heart of Hidden Things will be followed by a sequel set in the same world.
An impressive debut * TANANARIVE DUE, author of AFRICAN IMMORTALS, on BAREBACK * Resonates with real issues of power, responsibility and blame * LISA TUTTLE, THE TIMES on BAREBACK * A powerfully intelligent novel * INDEPENDENT on IN GREAT WATERS * Whitfield shows undoubted powers of imagination and talent * DAILY MAIL on IN GREAT WATERS. * Whitfield is a criminally under-appreciated world-building master * EVERY BOOK A DOORWAY * Takes a traditional genre and changes it into something extraordinary * KATE ATKINSON on BAREBACK * It's warm, witty, compassionate, filled with People, with a village and woods in which it's sweet to get lost. Fellow Good Folk aficionados, I know you're out there, I know you should get this book the minute it's out * FRANCESCO DIMITRI, award-winning author of The Book of Hidden Things, on IN THE HEART OF HIDDEN THINGS *