Katharine Quarmby is a writer and journalist and a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She has worked as a journalist for the BBC, including stints as Newsnight’s science and politics producer, and at the Economist, as well as contributing to other papers. Her third non-fiction book, Hear My Cry, co-written with ‘honour’ violence survivor Diana Kader, was published in 2015 by Hachette Poland. Her previous books have won the AMIA International Literature Award and been shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award, and her journalism has been shortlisted for the Paul Foot Award. She finds the connection – and clash – between science and society on particular issues completely fascinating, and has written about or made films about genetic modification, the BSE crisis, adoption, genetics and identity, fertility and the nuclear industry.
Work published elsewhere
How the Roma are becoming Europe’s new moral army
An article charting the untold story of the rise of the evangelical church among the Roma, Gypsy and Traveller peoples across Europe and further afield.
How the law is standing up to cyberstalking
An investigative piece looking at international law on cyberstalking and harassment.
Gypsies belong here too. So why do we always expect them to ‘move on’?
An extract from Katharine’s book No Place to Call Home.
This piece argued that the apparent fight for clarification on assisted dying concealed within it a drive towards legalisation.
Did Bijan Ebrahimi’s disability incite the ‘paedophile’-chasing lynch mob?
An comment piece in which Katharine argues that the murder of a disabled Iranian man had been wrongly labelled as motiveless, and not seen as a disability hate crime.