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 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

The leading provider of spoken word entertainment will join forces with The Sunday Times to produce an audio anthology for The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019, now in its tenth year Audible, the leading provider of audio storytelling has joined forces with The Sunday Times to sponsor The Sunday Times Audible Short Story […]

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The Super Tutor

‘William Morris said that one should Have nothing in your home that you neither know to be useful, nor believe to be beautiful.
I believe the same thing is true of our minds. Education doesn’t ultimately happen in schools or universities or in the many forms of adult education available, or in public libraries, or even – saints preserve us! – online. Your education happens exclusively in your head, and that will always be true. Who’s driving this car? You are.
The contents of this book are largely things I was taught 20-25 years ago, which are still available to me now, because they stayed with me. Most of the quotations are made from memory. That’s the only real criterion for inclusion. Do I still remember it decades later?
I hope this book will reach not just avid young scholars, but also those who are not in formal education any more (of course, your informal education continues throughout your life; perhaps, if you’re like me, without you even noticing). What’s on offer here is the best academic education available in the English-speaking world, one focused on the intrinsic value of knowing interesting stuff, all sifted through the gaping holes of the colander I like to call my mind.’ Joe Norman

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The Clothesline Swing

The epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria ‘When I was a boy, I used to write stories to save my own life; now I’m telling you those same stories in hopes of saving yours…’ Two elderly men lie on a bed in a house in Vancouver. One is […]

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