A celebration of working-class voices, bringing together established and emerging writers including Kit de Waal, Malorie Blackman, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Louise Doughty and Lisa McInerney
Kit de Waal was born in Birmingham to an Irish mother and a Caribbean father. My Name is Leon, her debut novel, was an international bestseller and won Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year in 2016. Her second novel, The Trick to Time, followed in April 2018. She established the Kit de Waal Creative Writing Scholarship at Birkbeck University to help improve working-class representation in the arts. She lives in London.