Reading from Without Warning & Only Sometimes with author Kit de WaalTuesday, November 1, 2022 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CET/GMT+1
Centre for British Studies
Kit de Waal was born in Birmingham to an Irish mother and a Caribbean father. Her debut novel My Name Is Leon (2016) was an international bestseller. It was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in 2017. In 2022 it was adapted for television by the BBC. Her other works include the novels The Trick to Time and Becoming Dinah, a collection of short stories Supporting Cast, (2020) and an anthology of working-class memoir Common People (2019). Her memoir Without Warning & Only Sometimes was published in August 2022. Kit is a founder of her own TV production company, Portopia Productions, and the Big Book Weekend, a free digital literary festival. Kit is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor and Writer in Residence at Leicester University.
Kit will be reading from Without Warning & Only Sometimes and from the introduction to the Common People anthology.
This reading will be chaired by Professor Gesa Stedman, Chair British Literature and Culture here at the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Professor Catherine Toal, Dean at Bard College Berlin.
If you wish to take part, please register at [email protected] Please state clearly if you are either taking part in person or online and that you are registering for this particular event. A Zoom link will be forwarded to you nearer the time.
This event will take place at the Centre for British Studies, Mohrenstr. 60, 10117 Berlin. It is free and open to the public. This event is a cooperation between the Centre for British Studies, Bard College Berlin, Literary Field Kaleidoscope and is a part of the Consortium for Forced Migration, Displacement and Education event series funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.