Kit de Waal

Kit de Waal writes about forgotten and overlooked places where the best stories are found.  Her debut novel, My Name is Leon, a heart-breaking story of love and identity, is a Times and international bestseller, and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the British Book Awards Debut. Her prize-winning flash fiction and short stories appear in various anthologies. In 2016, she founded the Kit de Waal Scholarship at Birkbeck University.

Kit was also the keynote speaker at the 2016 National Creative Writing Graduate Fair.

Anthologies featuring Kit de Waal

Protest: Stories of Resistance

This book asks 20 authors and 20 historians to bring crucial moments of British protest to life.