Successful author, Kate Tough, is judging the Page Turner 2022 Book Award in the hope of helping to discover excellent authors!
Kate Tough is a fiction writer and visual poet. Her work tackles serious subjects and difficult emotions with a healthy injection of wry wit.
In her fiction, Kate creates situations and people so recognizable that you'll wonder whether she's writing about you and your friends. She cares about dialogue and prose; making sure that the language is doing something beyond the ordinary.
"Tough has a brilliant way with everyday realism," according to Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of 'The Other Mrs Walker'.
Kate's novel, 'Keep Walking, Rhona Beech' (Abacus, 2019) is the second edition of, 'Head for the Edge, Keep Walking' (Cargo) which has had five stars on Amazon since 2014.
The book is a funny and moving account of how a thirty-something office worker in Glasgow, with a clumsy tendency to speak her mind, puts her life back together after it spectacularly falls apart.
Kate’s poetry pamphlet, 'tilt-shift', was Runner Up in the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, 2017 and her piece, 'People Made Glasgow’, was selected as a Best Scottish Poem 2016. Recently, her work was included in Makar/Unmakar: Twelve Contemporary Poets in Scotland. After gaining a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, Kate taught creative writing in many educational and community settings.
I'm keen to see words which are saying something in a way that no one else has said it before; a fresh angle, a fresh mood...