Kitty Aldridge

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Kitty Aldridge
Born 1962 (age 54–55)
Occupation Novelist, actress
Nationality British
Spouse Mark Knopfler (m. 1997; 2 children)

Kitty Aldridge (born 1962) is a British actress and writer.

Life and career[edit]

Aldridge was born in Bahrain. After training as an actress at the Drama Centre London, Aldridge worked in film, theatre and television as an actress. Her first novel, Pop,[1][2] published by Cape (Vintage) in 2001, was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002[3] and shortlisted for the Pendleton May First Novel Award 2002. Her second novel, Cryers Hill,[4] was published by Cape (Vintage) on 1 March 2007.

Aldridge's short story, Arrivederci Les, won the Bridport Short Story Prize 2011.[5]

Her third novel, A Trick I Learned from Dead Men,[6] was published by Cape (Vintage) in 2012. It was longlisted for the 2013 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction[7] and The Guardian newspaper's Not The Booker Prize 2012.[8]

Aldridge married the former Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler on Valentine's Day 1997 in Barbados. They had been a couple for three years.[9] They have two daughters.[10][11]




  • Bridport Short Story Prize 2011[5]


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