Catherine Hokin is the author of several novels inspired by World War Two, including the Hanni Winter series. She writes books set primarily in Berlin, which is her favourite city, a never-ending source of inspiration and also, very conveniently, where her son lives. Her novels cover the period from 1930 up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and deal with the long shadows left by war.
Her passion for history began as a child, flourished doing her history degree course at Manchester University and survived a varied career covering marketing, teaching and politics. She is from the North of England but now lives very happily in Glasgow with her American husband. She loves to travel and, if she’s not at her desk, she can usually be found in the cinema.