Authors Electric: Catherine Czerkawska


Catherine's e-books are: 



A Quiet Afternoon in the Museum of Torture 


Ice Dancing


Bird of Passage


The Amber Heart      The Curiosity Cabinet


          I’m an award winning novelist, short story writer and experienced professional playwright. I have more than 100 hours of BBC radio drama to my name as well as many theatre productions.

          I find myself drawn to storytelling in all its many wonderful forms and now, years after I was first conventionally published, I’m joyfully embracing the digital revolution.

         I try to write the kind of books I love to read. The Curiosity Cabinet, one of three finalists for the Dundee Book Prize, was first published by Polygon and is now available on Kindle along with a trio of short stories called A Quiet Afternoon in the Museum of Torture and a novel called Bird of Passage.  

         The Amber Heart, an epic historical novel, a tale of love and loss, loosely based on my Polish family history, has just been published to Kindle. Much of my fiction is historical – but not all of it. I’ve never slotted comfortably into any one genre although I’d call myself a natural mid-list writer.

          I’ve held Creative Writing fellowships and residencies and spent four years as Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of the West of Scotland. I enjoy giving readings and talks about all aspects of my work.

          When I’m not writing, I spend some time each week dealing in antique and vintage textiles, clothes and other collectables – these things often find their way into my writing.






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