Katie Lumsden

Katie has been writing fiction since she was fourteen. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines such as Litro, Gold Dust and Brittle Star, and her work was included in Electric Reads’ Young Writers’ Anthology 2015. She also runs a literary blog and YouTube channel, ‘Books and Things’. She currently lives in London and is working on another novel.



‘The Stranger’ is the opening story in Tales from the Strangers’ Café, a collection of interconnected short stories set in the same café in a dying seaside town. Melancholy pensioners, disgraced film stars, pregnant teenagers, eccentric novelists – the book offers snapshots of the lives of those who pass through the café.