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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I Can’t Believe It’s Baby Food!

My aim is to help parents make both cooking and mealtimes as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. It’s all about sharing food that the whole family will love, with your baby in a highchair pulled up to the table. Apart from the first few weeks of weaning, there really is no need to cook twice. In fact, it’s much better that you don’t! Your baby will benefit both nutritionally and developmentally from eating with you; and, if you are not stuck in the kitchen all day preparing endless different meals, you’ll be happier and less frazzled, too.

Your child’s development depends on three key areas of health that are intertwined and are interdependent – these are the Brain, the Immune system and the Gut (BIG). The first thousand days seems to be the critical window to get this essential BIG nutrition trio functioning well, as that is when your baby’s mind, immune-resilience and intestinal health are being primed for the future.

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Light to Life

In this fascinating, revelatory new book, biologist Raffael Jovine takes us on a journey of discovery into the intricate, beautiful and often surprising processes that convert energy from the sun into life and how all-important these are to our survival. Despite the unprecedented challenges the Earth faces from global warming, habitat loss, air pollution and […]

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