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Kit de Waal has spent her life in the world of social services: her Mother was a foster carer, she worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law, and now sits on adoption panels. It is this blend of personal and professional experience that has inspired her debut novel: My Name Is Leon. It is a heart-breaking story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss. Of the fierce bond between siblings. And how – just when we least expect it – we manage to find our way home.
Her first novel comes after claiming a horde of prizes including the Bridport Flash Fiction Prize 2014 and 2015, which have solidified her status as a rising star on the British literary scene. Join us for an evening with one of Britain’s new unignorable voices.