Lisa McInerney & Kit de Waal
Two ferociously talented writers talk about their powerful new novels. Baileys Prize winning author of The Glorious Heresies, Lisa McInerney and Costa short-listed Kit de Waal author of My Name is Leon, tackle difficult issues of identity, adoption, dual heritage, and chaotic lives.
Chaired by Jo Browning Wroe
Lisa McInerney is from Galway and is the author of award-winning blog ‘Arse End of Ireland’. Her first novel, The Glorious Heresies, won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Desmond Elliott Prize.
Kit de Waal has worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law, was a magistrate for several years and sits on adoption panels. 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.