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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

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2022

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

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE DEATH OF THE QUEEN, THE BROADCAST AND/OR PUBLICATION OF SOME SEPTEMBER EVENTS AND ARTICLES MAY BE DELAYED
PODCAST APPEARANCES

STANDARD ISSUE

Running time: 34 min.

LITERARY SALON with Damian Barr

Running time: 44 min

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JUST THE TONIC with Kate Derham 

Running time: (to run Sept. 2022)

SECOND CAPTAINS

Running time: 1hr

 

THE BETTER MAN with Alex Myers

Episode #14 - Running time: 1hr

Episode #44 - Running time: 1hr 24 min.

HOW TO FAIL with Elizabeth Day

Running time: 58 min

HOW TO OWN THE ROOM 

Running time: 35 min

THE SHIFT with Sam Baker

Running time: (to run August 16 2022)

PRINCESS The Strand with Anita Anand

​Running time: TBC

BEHIND THE SPINE

Running time (to run 15 August 2022)

ALWAYS TAKE NOTES

Running time: (to run 23 Sept. 2022)

TWO LIT CHICKS

Running time: (to run 3 October 2022)

QUICK, ONLINE READS written by Kit

Exterior Paint  

A short story  Resistance.

 

I Am the Painter's Daughter  

Flash Fiction.

My Irish grandmother...

Article from The Irish Times

Article:  My Favourite   

Books Ireland Magazine

INTERVIEWS & CONVERSATIONS

WATCH In Conversation with Russell Kane

Harper’s Bazaar  interview – September 2022

Writers Mosaic
 
interview - to run on publication

Saga Magazine
 
interview – September 2022

READ -  The Business Post (Ireland) interview

WATCH - Audible UK - Kit de Waal on Her Memoir

READ - The Independent, Ireland memoir review

READ - The Sunday Independent memoir extract

WATCH - Items from My Childhood with Dean O'Loughlin

WATCH - Making My Dad's Fruitcake with Dean O'Loughlin

WATCH  Kit de Waal, Lynette Linton and Sir Lenny Henry chat to Salman Mirza about the BBC drama My Name Is Leon.

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

Limerick University

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“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