Cathy Rentzenbrink is the author of The Last Act of Love, A Manual for Heartache, and Talking to Strangers about Books - which will be published by Picador in October 2019. She speaks and writes regularly on life, death, love and literature, and is often to be found doing events at festivals, in shops and libraries, and in prisons. In previous lives Cathy worked for The Bookseller, The Reading Agency, Quick Reads, Waterstones, and The Bell & Crown Inn. Despite being shortlisted for various prizes, the only thing Cathy has ever won is the Snaith and District Ladies’ Darts Championship when she was 17. She is now sadly out of practice.