Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest


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in Brockley, London, The United Kingdom
December 20, 1985

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Kate Tempest started out when she was 16, rapping at strangers on night buses and pestering MCs to let her on the mic at raves. Ten years later she is a published playwright, novelist, poet and respected recording artist. Her work includes Balance, her first album with band Sound of Rum; Everything Speaks in its Own Way her first collection of poems, the critically acclaimed plays Wasted, Glasshouse and Hopelessly Devoted. Brand New Ancients, her self-performed epic poem to a live score, won the Ted Hughes Award 2012 and the Herald Angel at Edinburgh Fringe. It has sold out tours in the UK and New York and is published by Picador. Her second collection of poetry, Hold Your Own, will be published by Picador on October 2014. Her debut novel, ...more

Average rating: 4.02 · 7,415 ratings · 960 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Bricks that Built the H...

3.78 avg rating — 3,218 ratings — published 2016 — 21 editions
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Hold Your Own

4.19 avg rating — 1,852 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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Brand New Ancients

4.18 avg rating — 1,219 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Let Them Eat Chaos

4.35 avg rating — 845 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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Wasted

3.90 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Everything Speaks In Its Ow...

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Hopelessly Devoted

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Everybody Down

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Running Upon the Wires: Poems

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“How many yous have you been?
How many,
Lined up inside,
Each killing the last?”
Kate Tempest, Hold Your Own

“Better to have been a dickhead and seen it,
than be a cunt all your life and not know it.”
Kate Tempest, Hold Your Own

“And the days are all dust
and the only thing worse
than losing the trust
of a lover is finding the rust
in their kiss.”
Kate Tempest, Hold Your Own

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