Kit de Waal

11 Countries, 6 Voices, 6 Venues – One Great Evening

Words on the Street – a European Literature Trail – takes place in six venues around Parnell Square and we are delighted to welcome author Kit de Waal to read for the British Council in the Abbey Presbyterian Church, also known as Findlater's Church.

Other well-known readers Katherine Lynch, Bryan Murray, Sharon Ní Bheoláin, Rick O'Shea and Johnny Ward will read excerpts of translated European fiction in venues such as Belvedere College, Belvedere School, James Joyce Centre, Dublin Writers' Museum and Poetry Ireland.

There are readings every half hour starting at 6.30pm with the last reading at 9pm.

As well as the British Council, this Dublin UNESCO event is in association with Alliance Francaise, Austrian Embassy, Instituto Cervantes Dublin, Danish Embassy, Goethe Institut, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Maltese Embassy, Polish Embassy, Romanian Embassy and Romanian Cultural Institute. No booking required and all are welcome!

About Kit de Waal 

Kit de Waal was born in Birmingham to an Irish mother, who was a foster carer, and a Caribbean father. She worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law, was a magistrate for several years and sits on adoption panels. She used to advise Social Services on the care of foster children, and has written training manuals on adoption and foster care. Kit’s writing has received numerous awards including the Bridport Flash Fiction Prize 2014 and 2015 and the SI Leeds Literary Reader’s Choice Prize 2014. My Name Is Leon, her first novel, won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in 2017 and was shortlisted in the First Novel category at 2016’s Costa Book Awards and also for the Desmond Elliott Prize, 2017. She has two children.

My Name is Leon

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