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June 15

Lowborn, Kerry Hudson in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink

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Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS United Kingdom
June 15, 2019
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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Lowborn, Kerry Hudson in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink


Lowborn is award-winning novelist Kerry Hudson’s brave, vivid, illuminating, deeply personal and gripping memoir of a challenging childhood beyond Britain’s poverty line – and an agenda-setting work of non-fiction. Always on the move with her single mother, Kerry attended nine primary schools and five secondaries, living in B&Bs and council flats. There was a spell in care, another with a foster family and one child protection enquiry. Twenty years later, Kerry’s life is unrecognisable. She’s a prizewinning novelist who has travelled the world.


Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns is Kerry’s exploration of where she came from, revisiting the towns she grew up in, from Aberdeen to the south-east of England, to try and discover what being poor really means in Britain today. It is also a journey into the darkest regions of her own past, to try and move forward. Kerry is also the author of two acclaimed novels, Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma and Thirst.


Kerry will be in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink, the bestselling memoirist of The Last Act of Love and A Manual for Heartache. Cathy is also a contributor to Unbound’s Common People: an anthology of working-class writers, recalling her teen prowess as a darts-player.


Age: 16+


This event is being held in QA063 (Council Room), University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, London. The session will be followed by a book signing. All attendees should have a valid ticket.


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