Kit de Waal with Damian Barr at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Kit de Waal with Damian Barr at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The publishing world is finally waking up to the barriers that have prevented working class voices from being heard in books. Kit de Waal grew up in Birmingham’s Irish community and she has successfully broken into the mainstream with two highly acclaimed novels. In this event recorded live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival she talks to Damian Barr about Common People, her book of essays by working class writers, featuring coruscating pieces by authors including Barr himself.

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