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Burning Books—Kit De Waal

Ruth McKee speaks with novelist Kit De Waal in the next episode of Burning Books


Novelist and short-story writer Kit de Waal talks to Ruth McKee about what books she would save if her house was on fire—and which book (this elicits some swearing) she would happily leave in there to burn.

She speaks about growing up, about when and how she came to reading, about divorce, revenge and how sometimes she returns to a particular writer just to marvel at their craft.

Join Burning Books to hear Kit talk about The Bible, Donal Ryan, Penguin classics, and so much more here, or wherever you usually listen.

Kit de Waal is the author of the much loved novel My Name is Leon, which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.

Her second book The Trick To Time was longlisted for the Women’s Prize For Fiction. She’s the author of the young adult book Becoming Dinah and is the editor of Common People, an anthology of working-class writers.


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