Appearances and Speaking Engagements in 2022:

Brave Hearted: The Dramatic Story of Women of the American West.
Woman’s Hour BBC Radio 4
10am Tuesday 24th May 2022

Isle of Wight Literary Festival
6th – 9th October 2022
Time: TBC

Guildford Book Festival
3rd November 2022
Time: TBC

Sheffield Literary Festival
15th – 23rd October 2022
Time: TBC

Bridport Literary Festival
6th – 12th November 2022
Time: 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.