Kit de Waal writes about forgotten and overlooked places where the best stories are found. Her debut novel, My Name is Leon, a heart-breaking story of love and identity, is a Times and international bestseller, and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and the British Book Awards Debut. Her prize-winning flash fiction and short stories appear in various anthologies. In 2016 she founded the Kit de Waal Scholarship at Birkbeck University, which supports a talented student from a disadvantaged background — including ex-prisoners, members of BAME communities, care leavers, people with a disability and those from socio-economically deprived and marginalized groups.
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Cities have traditionally been the beating heart of the change, dynamism and social mixing that genuine social mobility requires. But is that still the case?