Kit de Waal

Kit de Waal was born in Birmingham to an Irish mother, who was a childminder and foster carer, and a Caribbean father. She worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law, was a magistrate for several years and sits on adoption panels. She used to advise Social Services on the care of foster children, and has written training manuals on adoption, foster care and judgecraft for members of the judiciary. Her writing has received numerous awards including the Bridport Flash Fiction Prize 2014 and 2015 and the SI Leeds Literary Reader's Choice Prize 2014 and the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year. Her works include My Name is Leon (Penguin, 2016) and The Trick to Time (Viking, 2018) @KitdeWaal

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.

Protest: Stories of Resistance

The paperback edition of our bestselling anthology of British protest inspired short stories.

The Book of Birmingham

Part of Comma’s award-winning ‘Reading the City’ series, featuring landmark local talent from Birmingham’s burgeoning book scene.