Kit de Waal

Supporting Cast
  • Supporting Cast

    • Kit de Waal

    • Kristin Atherton (Read by)

    • Clifford Samuel (Read by)

    • Sam Woolf (Read by)

    • Vivienne Acheampong (Read by)

    • Daisy Badger (Read by)

    • Damian Gildea (Read by)

    • Simone Kirby (Read by)

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    As she walks out of her marriage, a woman remembers the day her husband rescued a boy from drowning.
    A blind man on his wedding day celebrates the pursuit of love.
    And a young man leaves prison with only one desire - to see his son again.

    Kit de Waal's characters light up the page in vivid stories of thwarted desire, love and loss. With power and precision, humanity and insight, Supporting Cast captures the extraordinary moments in our ordinary lives, and the darkness and the joy of the everyday.

    © Kit de Waal 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Kit de Waal, born to an Irish mother and Caribbean father, was brought up among the Irish community of Birmingham in the 60's and 70's. Her debut novel My Name Is Leon was an international bestseller, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for 2017. Her second novel, The Trick to Time, was longlisted for the Women's Prize and her young adult novel Becoming Dinah is shortlisted for the Carnegie CLIP Award 2020. She also crowdfunded and edited an anthology of working class memoir, Common People, which was published in 2018. Kit was named the FutureBook Person of the Year in 2019.

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