Katy Gardner (born 1964) is a British author, best known for her novel Losing Gemma, which was turned into a two-part miniseries for ITV1 in 2006.
Gardner is a graduate of Cambridge University who undertook her doctoral research at the London School of Economics. As well as being the author of four novels, she was for some years a Professor of Social Anthropology at Sussex University.
In 2013, Gardner returned to the LSE as a Professor of Anthropology.
- Songs at the River's Edge: Stories from a Bangladeshi Village (1991)
- Losing Gemma, (2002)
- The Mermaid's Purse, (2003)
- Keefer's Rules, (2006)
- Hidden, (2006)
- Faker, (2008)