Katy Gardner

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Katy Gardner
Born 1964
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality British
Alma mater Cambridge University, London School of Economics
Notable works Losing Gemma

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,[1] Gardner returned to the LSE as a Professor of Anthropology.[2]


  • 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)


  1. ^ Sussex Anthropologist, 4:1, Autumn 2013,p.1
  2. ^ "Professor Katy Gardner", LSE Anthropology

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