Katie B. Edwards is a columnist, author and broadcaster from Doncaster, South Yorkshire in the UK.
Katie has written widely for the press, and her work has featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The i Newspaper, The Independent, The Conversation, The New Statesman, The Washington Post and Newsweek.
As a broadcaster, her credits include the award-winning and critically acclaimed 2018 Lent Talk ‘Silence of the Lamb’, which Katie wrote and presented for BBC Radio 4.
She has also presented several episodes of Beyond Belief -- a long-running series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world -- and the ‘Yorkshire Poets’ episode of Tongue and Talk, both for BBC Radio 4. Most recently she presented a BBC World Service Witness History documentary on the 'National Festival of Light'.
From 2012-2020, she worked as an
academic at the University of Sheffield, teaching and researching the role of religion in contemporary culture.
She continues her academic interests as a Visiting Research Fellow at The University of Chester.
Katie is represented by Jon Wood at Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency.
#SheToo Podcast Series
The Bible Society
Award-winning podcast series produced by Rosie Dawson.
The story of Hagar is the most well-known of the passages under consideration in this series. Hagar is the slave of Abraham and Sarah who is required to bear Abraham a son, Ishmael, as a solution to the couple’s childlessness. Usually this story is read as part of the wider story about how Abraham came to be the father of two nations, through his sons Isaac and Ishmael. Here Dr Katie Edwards seeks to read the story from the perspective of Hagar.