Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh. She is a poet, novelist and writer of short stories and has enjoyed great acclaim for her work for both adults and children. Her novel Trumpet won the Guardian Fiction Prize and is a modern classic. She has published several collections of stories with Picador, including Why Don't You Stop Talking and Wish I Was Here. She teaches at Newcastle University, and lives in Manchester.
A clear-eyed, witty and unsentimental account of the push and pull
between nature and nurture. Happiness shines through * Sunday Times
Wonderful, humane . . . This is a book with resolution, determination and honesty * Scotland on Sunday *
It is Kay's abundant wit that makes Red Dust Road such a moving, spirited work. This is a terrifically easy, evocative, and often amusing read . . . A remarkable, soul-searching journey * Sunday Herald *