The Aerialists The Borough Press, 2022

‘A heady and stylish read that had me swept away from the first page. Munnik has captured a fascinating world of daring with both beauty and heart.’ – Mahsuda Snaith

THE AERIALISTS is a rich historical novel based on the true story of Louisa Maud Evans, a fourteen-year old girl who died during the Great Exhibition in Cardiff, 1896, and whose demise – tumbling 8,000 feet into the Bristol Channel – captured the imagination of the city.

Read an exclusive excerpt on Unseen Histories.

Now out in paperback. You can order your copy of The Aerialists below or at your favourite local bookshop.

Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month – April 2023

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The Heart Beats in Secret The Borough Press, 2019

‘A powerful, multi-generational novel … full of secrets, stories and discoveries.’  Prima

A powerful story of three generations of women, the stories that define them and a wild goose that stalks the kitchen. It explores the wilderness of the heart and the secrets concealed with every beat, finding unexpected answers to haunting questions.

Listen to a sample of the audio book here.

Available in all formats.

USA Today Bestseller

The Pieces We Keep    Wild Goose Publications 2017

‘Katie Munnik is an excellent storyteller… Her stories are flesh and blood. They bring those big stories to life, while opening up new insights and perspectives.’

Donald Smith, Director, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

A collection of short stories told in vivid voices. Some voices are familiar: characters from scripture, history, folklore, myth and legend; others spring from the world around us and speak a modern tongue. Together, they direct our gaze to life’s small details – taking down the Christmas lights, swimming on a summer’s day, remembering the names of wild flowers, looking back and looking forward. The familiar becomes strange and the overlooked beautiful as Katie Munnik calls us to consider anew why stories matter.

The book charts the changing cycles and seasons of the year, reflecting the liturgical patterns of the church and all the weathers of our hearts.

Available in paperback and as an e-book.



Katie Munnik’s stories have been published in literary journals, magazines and anthologies, commissioned by the National Library of Wales, the National Wool Museum, and broadcast on the CBC.


Katie Munnik was longlisted for the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize.

Other poems have been published in The Cardiff Review, Chroma Magazine, Bywords, Amaryllis, and in Wild Goose Publications anthologies


Canadian Writers Abroad – A Writer’s Christmas in Wales

The Hay Festival Blog – Please Mind Your Head

The Pool – I Emptied My Four-Year-Old’s Coat Pockets

Seren Books Short Story of the Month – Swimming 

Dangerous Women Project – What the Midwife Taught Me

The New Quarterly – Currently Living In …

Meadows Walk – a story for the Echoes of the City podwalk read by Natalie Barrett. Listen on soundcloud

Newspaper and Magazines

Travel pieces in The Ottawa Citizen, The Vancouver Sun, The Winnipeg Free Press

Regular contributor to The Christian Courier

Columnist for The Presbyterian Record

Contributor to Geez Magazine