Kathryn Erskine grew up country-hopping, living in the Netherlands, Israel, South Africa and Scotland before finally settling in Virginia, USA. After working as a lawyer for fifteen years, Kathryn realized that her real passion lay in writing. Mockingbird is her first novel to be published in the UK, and has already garnered high praise in America, winning a National Book Award in 2011.
"Mockingbird is a lovely, perceptive and poignant story... Thank you for introducing me to this talented writer." (Sharon Creech, Newbery Medal Winner)"