Katie B. Edwards is a writer and broadcaster from Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Katie is a recovering academic. She has a first class degree and a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Sheffield, where she also worked 2012-2020, teaching and researching the role of religion in contemporary culture.
She has written widely for the press, and her work has featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Conversation, The Washington Post and Newsweek.
Her radio credits include the award-winning and critically acclaimed 2018 Lent Talk ‘Silence of the Lamb’, which Katie wrote and presented.
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 on BBC Radio 4.
Katie is represented by Jon Wood at Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency.
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The Guardian, 10 June 2019
Despite attempts to stamp it out at school and in the workplace, my dialect is alive, kicking and bloody gorgeous.
The Independent, 11 May 2020
Since Augustine wrote on the story of the Garden of Eden in the 5th century, his views about women and food have stayed with us. The woman who eats the forbidden fruit brings down the whole of humanity. Now it’s the same if we eat too many Bounties.
#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.