‘Always guard against arrogance and disrespect’
Kit de Waal on storytelling, working-class voices and her new book.
7 minute read
Kit de Waal, born to an Irish mother and Caribbean father, was brought up among the Irish community of Birmingham in the 60's and 70's. Her debut novel My Name Is Leon was an international bestseller, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for 2017 (photo by Sarah Lee).