Kate Kellaway

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Kate Kellaway
Born (1957-07-15) 15 July 1957 (age 62)
OccupationJournalist, literary critic
GenreJournalism, criticism

Kate Kellaway (born 15 July 1957) is an English journalist and literary critic who writes for The Observer.

Background and career[edit]

The daughter of the Australians Bill and Deborah Kellaway,[1] she is the older sister of the journalist Lucy Kellaway. Both siblings were educated at the Camden School for Girls, where their mother was a teacher,[2] and at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where Kate Kellaway read English.[3]

Following a period teaching in Zimbabwe between 1982 and 1986,[4] she began her career in journalism at the Literary Review[5] and became deputy to then editor Auberon Waugh around 1987.[6]

Kellaway later joined The Observer, where her posts have included features writer, deputy literary editor, deputy theatre critic and children's books editor.[7] While The Observer's poetry editor.[8] Kellaway was one of the five judges for the Booker Prize in 1995.[9]

Kellaway is married and has four sons and two step-sons.[10]


  1. ^ Hester Robinson, Obituary: Deborah Kellaway, The Guardian, 27 January 2006.
  2. ^ Williams, Sally (25 April 2010), "Lucy Kellaway interview for In Office Hours", The Daily Telegraph, retrieved 19 December 2011
  3. ^ "Prominent LMH Alumni", Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
  4. ^ Kate Kellaway, "Once upon a time in Africa", The Guardian, 16 April 2000.
  5. ^ Lynn Barber, "Waugh Stories", The Guardian, 21 January 2001.
  6. ^ Kate Kellaway, "It's good to be rude", The Observer, 8 September 2000.
  7. ^ "Literary Festival (2011) - Julie Myerson talks to Kate Kellaway Then", London Jewish Cultural Centre.
  8. ^ Marianne MacDonald and John McKie, "Amis given short shrift as his novel fails to make the shortlist", The Independent, 29 September 1995.
  9. ^ "The Booker Prize 1995", The Man Booker Prize website.
  10. ^ Jenni Murray, That's My Boy, London: Vermilion (Random House), 2003, p. 30.

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