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Katharine Quarmby

Katharine is an investigative journalist and editor, focussing on climate reporting and environmental injustice, racism, disability rights, the care system and violence against marginalised groups. She is part of a European collaboration on environmental journalism, most recently co-editing a nine country investigation into the harms and risks of asbestos. Katharine also writes fiction and non-fiction. Her debut novel, The Low Road (Unbound, 2023) follows the real life and the lost history of Hannah Tyrell, born in her Norfolk hometown, in the early 19th century to an unmarried mother. She was later transported to 'Botany Bay' in 1828.