Kathryn Hughes

Agent: Anne Williams

Kathryn Hughes’s first novel, THE LETTER was a Kindle #1 Bestseller for forty consecutive days and reached Number 22 in the Nielsen Bookscan paperback fiction chart in October 2015, and Number 1 in The Bookseller Heatseeker chart for three weeks running. It featured in the top 20 Fiction Audio Downloads of 2016 and reached Number 3 in the US Kindle chart, as well as hitting The Wall Street Journal top 10 eBook bestseller list. Originally published by Matador, it is the story of how an unsent letter connects the lives of two women a generation apart and has earned almost four thousand Amazon reviews. Headline have now sold 450,000 copies of THE LETTER in eBook, in addition to Kathryn’s self-published sales. Kathryn’s second novel, THE SECRET, a top 10 Kindle bestseller, was published in 2016 and has sold over 150,00 copies in eBook.

Her third novel, THE KEY, which Lesley Pearse describes it as “A wonderful, enthralling story; one that I didn’t want to end”, was published by Headline in eBook in March 2018 with the UK paperback due in October 2018.

Translation rights deals for THE LETTER have been concluded in twenty-eight countries; it reached the French and Italian bestseller lists on publication. A significant number of foreign rights deals have also been concluded for THE SECRET and THE KEY.

Kathryn lives near Manchester, with her husband and two teenage children.

  • "Autumnal Sunday afternoons were invented solely to read heart-tugging novels like this" Red
  • "This moving love story had everyone talking... Get set to be hooked" Look
  • "A moving story of love, loss and hope" Bella


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