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Karen Gregory – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Karen Gregory studied History at Somerville College, Oxford, before going on to work as a Project Manager, then a Beanstalk Coordinator, managing teams of volunteer reading helpers across a range of educational settings. She's also been a judge for the prestigious Write on Art Award and the Swindon Festival of Literature competition.

She is the author of three critically-acclaimed YA novels for Bloomsbury: Countless (shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award and longlisted for the Branford Boase), Skylarks and I Hold Your Heart.

Alongside her writing and teaching at Bath Spa, Karen works as Assistant Editor at the National Trust Magazine.

Academic qualifications

  • BA History, University of Oxford
  • PGCert. Local Government Management, Warwick Business School

Other external roles

  • Assistant Editor, National Trust Magazine

Areas of expertise

  • Writing for young people, particularly YA
  • Eco-fiction
  • Fiction and non-fiction about and/or inspired by nature, wildlife and historic sites
  • Shamanism and creativity
  • Fiction and political consciousness

Research and academic outputs

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I hold your heart

Gregory, K (2019) I hold your heart. Bloomsbury YA, London. ISBN 9781526609168


Gregory, K (2018) Skylarks. Bloomsbury YA, London. ISBN 9781408883617


Gregory, K (2017) Countless. Bloomsbury Children's Books, London. ISBN 9781408882504

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