Kit de Waal

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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.

Books by Kit de Waal