Kit de Waal

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Malachi Kirby, Cole Martin, Monica Dolan, Olivia Williams
Malachi Kirby, Cole Martin, Monica Dolan, Olivia Williams

Filming has begun in Birmingham on BBC One’s adaptation of Kit de Waal’s lauded debut novel. Produced by Douglas Road Productions (a Banijay UK company) in association with Tiger Aspect Productions, Ringside Studios and Vicarious Productions.

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Appearing at The Edinburgh International Book Festival
Appearing at The Edinburgh International Book Festival

15th August CHARLOTTE SQUARE GARDENS, Edinburgh

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Malachi Kirby, Cole Martin, Monica Dolan, Olivia Williams
Malachi Kirby, Cole Martin, Monica Dolan, Olivia Williams

Filming has begun in Birmingham on BBC One’s adaptation of Kit de Waal’s lauded debut novel. Produced by Douglas Road Productions (a Banijay UK company) in association with Tiger Aspect Productions, Ringside Studios and Vicarious Productions.

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 EVENTS 
AUTUMN 2021

5th October

26th Sept.

English PEN Southbank Centre

SOUTHBANK CENTRE, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. 

23rd Sept.

Readings in Aid of Crisis  Birmingham

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QUICK, ONLINE READS

Exterior Paint  

A short story taken from Protest: Stories of Resistance.

Don’t dip your pen in someone else’s blood: writers and ‘the other’

Article from The Irish Times

 

I Am the Painter's Daughter  

Second Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2014.

My Irish grandmother was mistress of the stretch

Article from The Irish Times

I wanted to write about a care system that didn’t care very much

Article from The Guardian

A BURNING TIDE - Fingal County Council & The Irish Writers Centre

New writings to commemorate the burning of the coastguard cottages in 1921.

Watch the whole video or skip to 43 minutes in to see Niamh McCann's performance of Kit's story The Piano  (runtime is approximately 17 minutes).

As part of Fingal County Council’s Commemorative Programme 2021, the Irish Writers Centre, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, has partnered with Fingal Arts Office to develop a commissioned programme of new writing that reimagines a moment in Fingal’s History, the burning of the coastguard cottages in 1921. New writing by Dermot Bolger, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Ciara Ní É, Stephen Walsh, Kit de Waal and Enda Coyle-Greene will be filmed and screened on the beach in Loughshinny Harbour on Culture Night 2021.

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PUBLISHED WORK

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Supporting Cast

Capturing the extraordinary moments in our ordinary lives.

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My Name Is Leon

Best selling debut novel.

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The Trick to Time

"Heroically ordinary."

- Financial Times

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Common People

A valuable anthology of working-class writers. 

Calm Sea

INTERVIEWS, CONVERSATIONS AND MORE

READ - The Times Literary Supplement, Twenty Questions with Kit de Waal

READ - The Guardian, ‘I read my first novel aged 22’

WATCH - The Edinburgh International Book Festival, Kit de Waal with Damian Barr

READ - The Guardian, 'As soon as you introduce a talking horse, I'm just not interested'

READ - The Guardian,  Interview - ‘Writing’s very solitary – you do it because you want to find readers’

GALLERY

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COLLABORATIONS & OTHER WORK

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Member

Create Central

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Co-writer

One Hand Tied Behind Us

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Co-writer

Dear Ireland

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Co-founder

Big Book Weekend

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Co-founder

Portopia Productions

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Co-writer

The Third Day

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Co-founder

Primadonna Festival

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Member

The Black Writers' Guild

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Writer in Residence

Limerick University