Kate Dunn comes from a long line of writers and actors: her great-great-grandfather Hugh Williams was a Welsh chartist who published revolutionary poetry, her grandfather, another Hugh Williams, was a celebrated  film star and playwright and she is the niece of the poet Hugo Williams and the actor Simon Williams.

Kate has acted in repertory, toured around Britain, the Far and Middle East and appeared in three West End plays, as well as a number of television productions. She has a PhD in Drama from Manchester University.

Following the birth of her son Jack she turned to writing and has had four books published:
Rebecca’s Children
Always and Always – the Wartime Letters of Hugh and Margaret Williams
Exit Through the Fireplace – The Great Days of Rep
Do Not Adjust Your Set – The Early Days of Live Television.

Her novel The Dragonfly (released in 2017) was short listed for the Virginia Prize awarded to encourage fresh women’s voices in fiction.