Kit de Waal

author

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First-look images released for My Name Is Leon
First-look images released for My Name Is Leon

Coming Soon to BBC. The BBC has released a selection of images from upcoming adaption of award-winning novel, My Name Is Leon.

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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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First-look images released for My Name Is Leon
First-look images released for My Name Is Leon

Coming Soon to BBC. The BBC has released a selection of images from upcoming adaption of award-winning novel, My Name Is Leon.

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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

Image by aaron boris

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