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lowborn19.jpg The lowdown on Lowborn

Kerry Hudson (pictured) will be talking about her new book ‘Lowborn’, which details her life growing up in grinding poverty, at the Gosforth Civic Theatre in May.

Kerry Hudson is an award-winning novelist who spent her early years with her single mother living in countless B&Bs and council flats around the UK. She attended nine primary schools and five secondary schools. But she wasn’t particularly unlucky, as she knew plenty of other children from working class backgrounds who also had, and continue to have, similar upbringings. In ‘Lowdown’ she revisits this past and also examines how little has changed. At this event she will be joined by Jessica Andrews, author of the lyrical ‘Saltwater’, which is one of the most startling debut novels released this year, and Claire Malcolm, founding Chief Executive of New Writing North, for a conversation about class and poverty in literature.

Kerry Hudson & Jessica Andrews + Claire Malcolm, Wednesday 15 May, Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Newcastle, 7.30pm, £5. gosforthcivictheatre.co.uk