Karen Brooks
About the author

Karen Brooks

Karen Brooks is the author of eleven books, an academic of more than twenty years' experience, a newspaper columnist and social commentator, and has appeared regularly on national TV and radio. Before turning to academia, she was an army officer for five years, and prior to that dabbled in acting.She lives in Hobart, Tasmania, in a beautiful stone house with its own marvellous history. When she's not writing, she's helping her husband Stephen in his brewery, Captain Bligh's Ale and Cider, or cooking for family and friends, travelling, cuddling and walking her dogs, stroking her cats, or curled up with a great book and dreaming of more stories.

Books by Karen Brooks

Karen Brooks Articles

Podcast: Karen Brooks on Challenging the Male Perspective of History

Podcast

26 August 2021

Podcast: Karen Brooks on Challenging the Male Perspective of History

    Live Book Event: Karen Brooks, Author of The Good Wife of Bath

    News | Events & Festivals

    19 July 2021

    Live Book Event: Karen Brooks, Author of The Good Wife of Bath

      A Clever and Funny Reimagining: Read an Extract from The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

      Review | Extract

      12 July 2021

      A Clever and Funny Reimagining: Read an Extract from The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

        A Wild and Witty Retelling: Read our Review of The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

        Review | Our Review

        12 July 2021

        A Wild and Witty Retelling: Read our Review of The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

          Your Preview Verdict: The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

          Review | Preview

          5 July 2021

          Your Preview Verdict: The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

            The Darkest Shore Author, Karen Brooks tells us how She's Never Cried so Much Researching a Book

            Review | Author Related

            3 March 2020

            The Darkest Shore Author, Karen Brooks tells us how She's Never Cried so Much Researching a Book

              The Darkest Shore is a Major Achievement for Karen Brooks: See Why Here

              Review | Extract

              3 March 2020

              The Darkest Shore is a Major Achievement for Karen Brooks: See Why Here

                The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks is a Powerful, Bewitching Read

                Review | Our Review

                3 March 2020

                The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks is a Powerful, Bewitching Read

                  Telling Female Stories: Karen Brooks on writing The Chocolate Maker's Wife

                  News

                  27 February 2019

                  Telling Female Stories: Karen Brooks on writing The Chocolate Maker's Wife

                    Writing Women Back Into History: Read an extract from The Chocolate Maker's Wife by Karen Brooks

                    News

                    22 February 2019

                    Writing Women Back Into History: Read an extract from The Chocolate Maker's Wife by Karen Brooks