Kit de Waal

Supporting Cast
  • Supporting Cast

  • ***A new collection from the acclaimed author of My Name is Leon***

    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.

    Praise for Kit de Waal

    'Vivid and endearing - a very powerful book' Emma Healey, author of Elizabeth Is Missing

    'An emotionally sure-handed novel exploring harrowing terrain with deft sensitivity' Sunday Times

    'Unforgettable. Heartbreaking and uplifting' Daily Mail

    'An aching tale of love and loss' Stylist

RELEASED 30/07/2020

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, long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for 2017. Kit was named the FutureBook Person of the Year in 2019.