Kate Fox is a poet, performer and comedian. Born in Bradford in 1975, she has been poet in Residence for the Great North Run and regularly for Radio 4’s Saturday Live since 2007, as well as at the Glastonbury Festival in 2013. Her work has been commissioned by Radio 4’s From Fact to Fiction, Radio 3’s The Verb, BBC2’s Daily Politics Show, Radio 2’s Grimm Up North and many others.
2013 saw the publication of Kate’s new and selected poetry collection Fox Populi, from Smokestack Books, and the premiere of Kate’s one-woman comedy Good Breeding, about the choice not to have children, at the Edinburgh Fringe. Kate originally trained as a radio journalist, and her first story to be broadcast nationally involved a dead frog found trapped in a bag of lettuce in Whitley Bay.
As part of Kate's residency at Glastonbury 2013, she produced two new books - a short collection of poems (Jagger's Yurt) and a Dan Brown-esque thriller (The Glasto Code, with award-winning thriller writer Alfie Crow). Through the miracle of technology, Valley Press was able to publish these new works as ebooks on the last day of the festival.
Kate was involved in celebrating the Tour de France's visit to Yorkshire in July 2014, and joined forces again with Alfie Crow to produce a sequel to The Glasto Code, entitled Tour de Force, once again published by Valley Press on the last day of the festivities.
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