HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Kate Quinn

New York Times Bestselling Author of Historical Women’s Fiction


  • Women Breaking Codes: The History Behind The Rose Code
  • Wings, Women and War Criminals: The History Behind The Huntress
  • The Alice Network and the Queen of Spies: The Forgotten Female Agents of World War I
  • Unsung Heroines: Bringing Brave Women of the Past to Life
  • An Evening with Kate Quinn



Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with New York Times bestsellers The Alice Network (William Morrow) and The Huntress (William Morrow), and The Rose Code (William Morrow). Her most recent novel The Diamond Eye (William Morrow) published in April 2022. Quinn’s novels have been translated into multiple languages.

Quinn immerses the reader into a world that shows the life, the laughter and the humanity that runs through our common past through her enthralling and thought-provoking novels. In the summer of 2017, celebrated actress and noted bibliophile Reese Witherspoon selected The Alice Network for her book club. The Alice Network was also selected as an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a Goodreads Best Books of the Month and an NPR Best Book of the Year. Published in February 2019, Quinn’s novel The Huntress was also recognized as a February Library Reads pick, a March Indie Next Pick and one of Marie Claire’s Best Women’s Fiction Books of the Year. Quinn alongside bestselling and award-winning authors Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, and Heather Webb bring to life a breathtaking epic novel on the French Revolution, Ribbons of Scarlet (William Morrow), which was published in October 2019. Her most recent novel, The Rose Code, was named 2021’s Most Anticipated Novel by Oprah.com, Buzzfeed, Popsugar, Goodreads, SheReads, and more. The Rose Code was also selected as a LibraryReads “Hall of Fame” pick along with an Indie Next pick.

A passionate storyteller, Quinn is the perfect presenter for historical societies, literary organizations and libraries. Whether it’s a keynote or panel, Quinn eloquently shares the research and history behind her books while highlighting the many unsung heroines in history across the globe.

Quinn and her husband now live in southern California with three rescue dogs, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.

Praise for The Rose Code:

“[An] this immersive saga. [Her] page-turning narrative does not disappoint.”
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

“By turns heartbreaking, fascinating, and mysterious, Quinn’s latest historical novel is likely to turn up on 2021 best lists.”
--Booklist, starred review

“The hidden history of Bletchley Park has been waiting for a master storyteller like Kate Quinn to bring it to life. [A] gripping and beautifully executed novel.”
--Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Flight

“Prepare to be swept away by The Rose Code. A richly deserved tribute to the WWII codebreakers of Bletchley Park, Kate Quinn’s latest novel is a tour de force. I absolutely loved it."
--Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday

“A knockout of a story, written by the reigning queen of historical fiction. A book for the ages.”
--Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

“This rollicking tale of espionage and female solidarity is a tour de force that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. The Rose Code is pure genius and Quinn's best... so far.”
--Stephanie Dray, New York Times Bestselling author of The Women of Chateau Lafayette

The Rose Code is a firecracker of a novel! Clear out your calendar, because once you start reading this one, you won’t put it down.”
--Elise Hooper, author of Fast Girls

"The Rose Code is everything you love about an unputdownable novel and more. Utterly satisfying."
--Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things

“An intricate play of love, loss, betrayal and redemption, Kate Quinn’s novel is every bit as complex and fascinating as the codes being broken at Bletchley Park… Impossibly gripping from start to finish, The Rose Code is a cracking good read!”
--Celia Rees, author of Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook

Praise for The Huntress:

“If you like period dramas, thrillers, female-fronted sagas, or all three, you'll want to pre-order your copy soon.”
--Marie Claire

“If you enjoyed The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, read The Huntress by Kate Quinn.”
--The Washington Post

“Calling all history buffs and Killing Eve fans!”

“An impressive historical novel sure to harness WWII-fiction fans’ attention. Quinn’s tale refreshingly avoids contrived situations while portraying three touching, unpredictable love stories; the suspenseful quest for justice; and the courage involved in confronting one’s greatest fears.”
--Booklist, starred review

“Quinn (The Alice Network) delivers a suspenseful WWII tale of murder and revenge. This exciting thriller vividly reveals how people face adversity and sacrifice while chasing justice and retribution.”
--Publishers Weekly

“Quinn's language is evocative of the period, and her characters are good literary company. With any luck, the Nazi hunting will go on for a sequel or two.”
--Kirkus Reviews

“Leaping from the phenomenal success of The Alice Network, Kate Quinn soars to even greater heights with The Huntress. An utter triumph!”
--Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author

“Prepare to be spellbound! The Huntress masterfully draws you in and doesn’t let you go. Another brilliant work of historical fiction by the incomparable Kate Quinn.”
--Susan Meissner, bestselling author of As Bright as Heaven

“The Huntress left me breathless with delight at its gorgeous prose, speechless with awe at its flawlessly realized historical details, mesmerized by its thriller-worthy pacing, and heart-struck by its trio of protagonists…With The Huntress, Kate Quinn has created nothing less than a masterpiece of historical fiction.”
--Jennifer Robson, bestselling author of The Gown

Praise for The Alice Network:

“With her latest, Kate Quinn announces herself as one of the best artists of the genre. It‘s a masterful novel that will leave you craving more.”
--Book Page

“This fast-paced story offers courageous heroines, villains you love to hate, and dramatic life-or-death stakes. A compelling blend of historical fiction, mystery, and women’s fiction.”
--Library Journal, starred review

“Smart, suspenseful and adventurous, The Alice Network is a worthy homage to the female spies of World War I of which Quinn should be proud.”
--Shelf Awareness

“Amazing historical fiction... a must read!”
--Historical Novel Society, Editor’s Choice

“In The Alice Network, the lives of two indomitable women intertwine in a plot crackling with suspense.”

The Alice Network has history, suspense, romance and women kicking butt. I couldn’t put it down.”
--NPR Books

“Told through the lens of two very different women, the eras unfold separately and then collide with shocking results. Lovingly crafted and brimming with details, readers are sure to be held in Quinn’s grip watching as the characters evolve. Powerful reading you can’t put down!”
--RT Book Reviews

“This is historical fiction at its best--thrilling, affecting, revelatory.”
--Jennifer Robson, international bestselling author of The Gown

“Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”
--Stephanie Dray, author of America's First Daughter

The Alice Network will hook readers from the first page and take them on an unforgettable journey.”
--Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana

“Line for line, one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Exquisite storytelling and prose—I loved every word!”
--Renee Rosen, author of Windy City Blues

“Kate Quinn delivers an enthralling tale filled with breath-taking narrative. Suspenseful and engrossing, The Alice Network is a must-read!”
--Heather Webb, author of Rodin's Lover

“Kate Quinn strums the chords of every human emotion with two storylines that race over continents and through decades to converge in one explosive ending.”
--Marci Jefferson, author of Enchantress of Paris