Appearances and Speaking Engagements in 2022:

Brave Hearted: The Dramatic Story of Women of the American West.
Isle of Wight Literary Festival
Friday, 7th October, 2022
Northwood House, Cowes, PO31 8AZ
Talk at 13.40pm

Guildford Literature Festival
Thursday 3rd November, 2022
Talk at the Guildhall, 131 High Street, GU1 3AA
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Bridport Literature Festival
Monday 7th November, 2022
Talk at the Ballroom, The Bull Hotel, 34 East Street, Bridport DT6 3LF
10.30am – 11.30am

Mark Twain House and Museum
Thursday 17th November, 2022
Online interview
12pm ET (4pm GMT)

Kensington and Chelsea History Festival
Tuesday 22nd November 2022

Smithsonian Museum
January 17th, 2023
Virtual lecture
6.30pm ET (10.30pm GMT)

The Stuckeridge Literary Weekend
24th – 26th March, 2023
Details tbc



Katie Hickman is the best-selling author of ten books. Her most recent work, Brave Hearted, was preceded by She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen: British Women in India 1600 - 1900 (published in 2019), and by the highly-acclaimed series of novels, The Aviary Gate, The Pindar Diamond and The House at Bishopsgate, a trilogy set in early seventeenth century Constantinople, Venice, London, and rural Wiltshire.

She is also the author of two best-selling history books, Courtesans and Daughters of Britannia, which between them have sold more than quarter of a million copies worldwide. Her other works include two travel books, Travels with a Mexican Circus (republished by Bloomsbury in August 2014) which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award in 1993, and Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon, the story of a journey on horseback across the forbidden Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Her first novel, The Quetzal Summer, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. Her books have been translated into 20 languages.

Katie Hickman lives on a converted barge on the Thames in London with her partner, the designer Matthew Ruscombe-King.