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Without Warning

& Only Sometimes

Scenes from an Unpredictable Childhood

A childhood memoir set to become a classic.

'Vivid and compelling and so moving... Kit's depiction of her parents' dynamic is both painful and comforting to read.' - Marian Keyes

LATEST UPLOADS

Kit de Waal on how others' perception of her identity has no bearing

on her reality. AUDIO ONLY - RUN TIME: 51:22

AQA YouTube Channel. AUDIO ONLY  - RUN TIME: 6:64

AQA YouTube Channel. AUDIO ONLY  - RUN TIME: 3:52

From the British Council in Germany. VIDEO - RUN TIME: 1:49:06

EVENTS 2024
FEB.

7-11

Bergen LitFest

Literary Festival

BERGEN

NORWAY

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February 2023. In Dubai for Emirate Airlines Festival Panel discussion on diversity & inclusion in publishing

December 2022.

With the wonderful @wonder_woman_73

at book launch

From
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2022

Pay what you can to watch online.
Available to watch any time.

INTERVIEWS, CONVERSATIONS & MORE

Making Dad's Fruitcake with
Dean O'Loughlin. For Headline Books

Masterclass by Kit de Waal

The Art of Trespass. From The National Creative Writing Graduate Fair

In conversation with Lisa Blower
Bridport Literary Festival 2022
In conversation with Russell Kane
Kit de Waal chats to Holly Newson
for Audible UK

READ -  The Business Post (Ireland) interview

READ - The Independent, Ireland memoir review

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

READ - Toast Magazine Book Club, memoir

READ - The Irish Times ‘Never swear, kiss a boy or moan’ 

WATCH - Munster Literary Centre, In conversation with Paul Mcveigh and Niahm Campbell

READ - The Sunday Independent memoir extract

PODCAST APPEARANCES
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Running time: 34 min.

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THE BETTER MAN

with Alex Myers

Episode #14

Running time: 1hr

Episode #44

Running time: 1hr 24 min.

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with Damian Barr

Running time: 44 min

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Running time: 1hr

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with Elizabeth Day

Running time: 58 min

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Running time: 35 min

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READS
written by Kit

My Irish grandmother...

Article from The Irish Times

Article:  My Favourite   

Books Ireland Magazine

Exterior Paint  

A short story  Resistance.

 

I Am the Painter's Daughter  

Flash Fiction.

OTHER 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. 

COLLABORATIONS & OTHER WORK

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Co-founder

Primadonna Festival

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Member

The Black Writers' Guild

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Writer in Residence

University of Leicester

“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke

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