Tuesday 21st May

LOWBORN: Kerry Hudson Book Launch

Venue: Waterstones Liverpool One, 12 College Ln, Liverpool, L1 3DL
Time: 6pm
Tickets: £3/£2 (Waterstones Card Holders) 


Kerry Hudson grew up in all-encompassing, grinding poverty. Always on the move with her single mother, Kerry attended 9 primary schools and 5 secondary schools, living in B&Bs and council flats. Whilst many people would like to think that Kerry was an exception – that she was unlucky, or a one-in-a-million case this sadly just isn’t true. All the people Kerry grew up with were experiencing the exact same as she was. Some a little less, and some far worse.

20 years later, Kerry is a prizewinning novelist who has travelled the world. She has a secure home, a loving partner and access to art, music, films and books. But she often finds herself caught between two worlds.

LOWBORN is Kerry’s exploration of revisiting the towns she grew up in to discover what being poor really means in Britain’s society today and whether anything has changed. LOWBORN is a powerful, personal, agenda-changing work of non-fiction on poverty in Britain – a book like nothing that’s been written before, and a book that we all need to pay attention to.


Kerry’s first novel, Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, won the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust First Book Award and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Sky Arts Awards. Thirst, her second novel, won the prestigious Prix Femina Etranger.





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