Katherine Stroud

Katherine Stroud, PR Collective Founder, is an independent Public Relations Consultant who specialises in the fields of Literature, Culture and Campaigning. She has worked in PR for over 14 years beginning in the PR department of Random House before joining Penguin six years later. Katherine has worked with many prestigious authors on the Random House, Vintage division lists including Henning Mankell, Ian McEwan, Martin Amis and Anne Tyler. At Penguin, Katherine worked on the Fig Tree, Viking and Hamish Hamilton imprints for authors such as Jonathan Coe, Marina Lewycka, Colm Tóibín, India Knight, Kim Edwards, Carol Topolski, Penelope Lively, Anita Brookner, James Kelman, Naomi Alderman, Kathryn Stockett and Sarah Blake.  Clients as a freelance publicist have included Penguin, The Alliance, Short Books, ONE – Pushkin Press and Quercus working with authors such as Colm Tóibín, William Nicholson, Dame Daphne Sheldrick, Tony Fitzjohn, Alexandra Shulman, Salley Vickers, Three Hungry Boys, Sofka Zinovieff, Gyles Brandreth, Dr Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer, Jamie Mason and Andrea Gillies.

  • Katherine Stroud is the most sophisticated, unflappable and resourceful publicist I’ve ever worked with. She has fantastic media contacts, great powers of organization, and a keen and clever nose for publicity and a brilliant instinct for what a media campaign should aim to do and how to capitalise on it.

    Juliet Annan, Publisher Fig Tree & Penguin

  • Katherine Stroud is a fantastic publicist, one of the best I’ve ever worked with. She knows the business inside out, stays calm under pressure and, most important of all, always gets the very best for you. I can’t imagine anyone better to guide you through the PR minefield.

     

    Jonathan Coe, Author

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The Land of Maybe

A beautifully-written and contemplative narrative, The Land of Maybe captures the essence of ‘slow life’ on the 18 windswept islands that make up the Faroes in the North Atlantic. Closer to the UK than Denmark, this fast disappearing world is home to a close-knit society of just 50,000 people, whose Viking roots, language and unique […]

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Ogadinma or, Everything Will be All Right

Ogadinma or, Everything Will be All Right tells the story of the naïve and trusting Ogadinma as she battles against Nigeria’s societal expectations in the 1980s. After a rape and unwanted pregnancy leave her exiled from her family in Kano, thwarting her plans to go to university, she is sent to stay with her aunt […]

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I Choose Elena

A searing essay about trauma, recovery and the true cost of sexual violence Lucia Osborne-Crowley’s childhood was spent pushing her body and her mind to their limits. An elite gymnast, by her ninth birthday she had represented her home state of New South Wales; by the time she was twelve she had represented Australia. She […]

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