Christie Watson facts for kids
Christie Watson (born 1976) is a British writer and retired nurse. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award in the 2011 Costa Book Awards. Her second novel Where Women Are Kings also won critical praise.
Early life and education
Watson worked for approximately 20 years as a nurse, but retired to concentrate on writing after a period of combining the two professions.
She won the Malcolm Bradbury Bursary, which enabled her to take an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, from where she graduated in 2009.
Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award in the 2011 Costa Book Awards.
Her second novel, Where Women Are Kings (2014), also won critical praise and has been widely translated.
In 2018 she published a memoir, The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story, which was broadcast as the "Book of the Week" on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018. It was named as a Book of the Year in 2018 by The Guardian, Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, New Statesman, Netgalley and Reading Agency.
- Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, Quercus, 2011.
- Where Women are Kings, Quercus, 2014.
- Here I Stand, Walker Books, 2016.
- The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story, 3 May 2018.
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