Common People

Common People

by Malorie BlackmanCathy Rentzenbrink Lisa McInerney and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 01/05/2019

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Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed.


Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in barbed humour, reflecting the depth and texture of working-class life, the joy and sorrow, the solidarity and the differences, the everyday wisdom and poetry of the woman at the bus stop, the waiter, the hairdresser.


Here, Kit de Waal brings together thirty-three established and emerging writers who invite you to experience the world through their eyes, their voices loud and clear as they reclaim and redefine what it means to be working class**.**


Features original pieces from Damian Barr, Malorie Blackman, Lisa Blower, Jill Dawson, Louise Doughty, Stuart Maconie, Chris McCrudden, Lisa McInerney, Paul McVeigh, Daljit Nagra, Dave O’Brien, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Anita Sethi, Tony Walsh, Alex Wheatle and more.

ISBN:
9781783527472
9781783527472
Category:
Society & social sciences
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-05-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Unbound
Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman was the eighth Children’s Laureate and is one of the UK’s most popular children's authors. She has won, amongst a raft of other prizes, the Children’s Book Award and is the force behind YALC.

In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award and in 2008 she received an OBE for services to children’s literature. She has been described by The Times as ‘a national treasure’.

Lisa McInerney

Lisa McInerney is from Galway.

She is the author of The Glorious Heresies, which won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. Her mother is still unimpressed.

Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty is the author of seven novels, including Apple Tree Yard, published by Faber & Faber, which was a top 10 bestseller in UK and Ireland and has been published or is being translated into twenty-two languages.

It was longlisted for The Guardian Not-the-Booker prize and shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger Award and the National Book Awards Thriller of the Year.

Apple Tree Yard is her first novel since Whatever You Love, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Damian Barr

Damian Barr is an award-winning writer and columnist. Maggie & Me, his memoir about comingof age and coming out in Thatcher's Britain, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and Sunday Times Memoir of the Year, and wonthe Paddy Power Political Books 'Satire' Award and Stonewall Writer of the YearAward.

Damian writes columns for the BigIssue and High Life and oftenappears on BBC Radio 4. He is creator and host of his own Literary Salon that premieres work from established and emerging writers. You Will Be Safe Here is his debut novel. Damian Barr lives in Brighton.

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