Kit de Waal is a former Costa Short Story Award finalist and the author of My Name is Leon and The Trick to Time. Her first YA novel Becoming Dinah was published in 2019. She is also the editor of Common People, an anthology of Working Class Memoir. She co-founded The Primadonna Festival and The Big Book Weekend.
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