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Welcome to my website and my novels, including the Hanni Winter series which is the newest of the pack. I write books set primarily in Berlin, covering the period from 1933 up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and dealing with the long shadows left by war. I am a story lover as well as a story writer and this period really fascinates me. Writing about it also means that I get to spend a lot of time in Berlin, which is my second favourite city - my favourite is Buenos Aires.

I am from the North of England but now live very happily in Glasgow with my American husband. If I'm not at my desk you'll most probably find me in the cinema, or just follow the sound of very loud music.

I'd love to hear from you and there are lots of ways you can find me, so jump in via my website contact page or at my Cat Hokin FB page, my Twitter @catherinehokinwriter or on Instagram @cathokinauthor​


Interested in writing historical fiction yourself?

For some quick tips, click here

or have a listen to me and some of my fellow Bookouture authors discussing our wriring journeys here

Like all historical fiction writers, I spend a lot of time doing research and

I have written a number of articles about the background to The Fortunate OnesWhat Only We Know and The Lost Mother.

Below is an extract from a piece about the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp which is one of the key locations in The Fortunate Ones.

Other pieces which might interest you can be found at Historia Magazine: Concentration Camps & the Politics of Memory, The Hidden Nazis of Argentina, An Appearance of Serenity:The French Fashion Industry in WWII, The Minister for Illusion: Goebbels & the German Film Industry, Language & the Nazi Propaganda Machine