Catherine Taylor was born in Waikato, New Zealand and grew up in Sheffield, South Yorkshire from the age of three. She studied English and Philosophy at Cardiff University and has worked in the book industry since 1992, for, variously, the British Library, Microsoft Encarta, Amazon, The Folio Society and most recently as the deputy director of English PEN. She is a book critic and features writer for Guardian Review, New Statesman, FT Life & Arts, The Economist, Times Literary Supplement, Irish Times, Prospect and the i. She is co-founder of the Brixton Review of Books, a non-profit literary quarterly, and editor of The Book of Sheffield: A City in Short Fiction (Comma Press, 2019) which was chosen as the Big City Read 2020 by Sheffield Libraries.
The Stirring: Essays in Northern Time is forthcoming from Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Agent: Eleanor Birne