A Working Class Writer is Something to Be  - Paul McVeigh and Kit de Waal

A Working Class Writer is Something to Be - Paul McVeigh and Kit de Waal

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A Working Class Writer is Something to Be - Paul McVeigh in conversation with Kit de Waal

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We read because we want to experience lives and emotions beyond our own, to learn, to see, with others’ eyes. Join us as Kit de Waal and Paul McVeigh engage in a lively discussion on the short story writing of working-class writers across the UK and Ireland.

Paul McVeigh’s short stories have been read on BBC Radio 3, 4 and 5 and performed on Sky Arts TV. They have also appeared in many prestigious publications. ‘Hollow’ was shortlisted for the Irish Short Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2017. His debut novel ‘The Good Son’ won The Polari First Novel Prize and his work has been translated into seven languages. He reviews for The Irish Times and the TLS. Paul has edited the Southword Journal, the 'Belfast Stories' anthology from Doire Press (2019), and is the editor of ‘Queer Love’ and ‘The 32'.

Kit de Waal is the author of the novels ‘My Name is Leon’, which was shortlisted for the Costa First Book Award and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, ‘The Trick to Time’, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and a short story collection, ‘Supporting Cast’. She is also editor of the ‘Common People’ anthology and co-founder of the Big Book Weekend Festival. Kit’s Memoir, ‘Without Warning and Only Sometimes’ is due to be published later this year.

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