Karen Ball


THE BEAUTY CASEViking (UK)HarperFiction (US)Droemer-Knaur (Germany)


Emily Hayward-Whitlock (The Artists Partnership)

Karen Ball has written over twenty-five children’s books and was a Bookseller Rising Star thanks to her publishing consultancy, The Speckled Pen. She lives in London and runs a fortnightly newsletter of fun news, book reviews and regular updates about her miniature schnauzer.

Her adult debut The Beauty Case is a darkly elegant novel, set in the glamorously debauched 1950s Hollywood.