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Catherine Czerkawska

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I’m a novelist, historian and experienced professional playwright, living and working in Scotland.

I write warm, intelligent and grown-up stories - some historical, some contemporary and some a mixture of both. I have more than 100 hours of BBC radio drama to my name as well as many professional theatre productions.

My fiction and non-fiction is mainly published by Saraband, and my plays by Nick Hern Books.

New for 2019 is my non fiction exploration of a murder in Victorian Leeds, to be published by Saraband under the Contraband imprint. Titled A Proper Person to be Detained, this is the intricate and harrowing tale of a murder in my own family - and its terrible aftermath.

My recent fiction includes The Physic Garden, a Scottish historical
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Opening Pandora's Box - Brexit, Xenophobia, My Polish Father and Me



The day after the Brexit referendum I remember my husband saying 'they have no idea what they've unleashed.' To be fair, I don't think any of us realised what had been unleashed, although by now, many of us have a fair understanding.

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