Professor Kathleen Stock is an analytic philosopher at the University of Sussex. She has published widely on the philosophy of fiction and imagination. Born in Aberdeen, she studied French and Philosophy at Oxford, completed an MLitt in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews and a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Leeds. She taught at the University of Lancaster and the University of East Anglia before her appointment at Sussex in 2003. Earlier this year, she was awarded an OBE for services to higher education.