Inspiring Young Readers

posted on 07 Apr 2021

An Interview with Catherine Barter

The Letterpress Project has asked authors and illustrators to think about what has inspired them as artists, what their favourite books are and how they relate to their audience - we've also asked them if they themselves are book collectors.

We are delighted to present an exclusive interview with author, Catherine Barter. Catherine grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon, and then lived in Norwich for ten years, where she worked in a library, a bookshop, and for an organisation campaigning for the rights of garment workers. She also taught American literature and wrote a PhD thesis about the author Sherman Alexie. Currently she lives in London with her partner and co-manages a radical independent bookshop in King’s Cross. Her first novel for young adults, Troublemakers, was published in 2017, and her second, We Played With Fire, in 2021.

You can see what she had to tell us on this link to her interview: