‘When every day of your life you have been told you have nothing of value to offer, that you are worth nothing to society, can you ever escape that sense of being ‘lowborn’ no matter how far you’ve come?’ asks Kerry Hudson, now the author of two prize-winning novels, including Thirst. Her latest book is her memoir Lowborn, which explores both her own experiences growing up in temporary accommodation across the country, and how things are changing (or aren’t) for the communities in which she lived. There’s never been a more important time for this story to be told, and Hudson – frank, warm, witty and generous – is exactly the person to tell it.
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In conversation with Jo Browning Wroe, writer and teacher
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