Leeds Gliterary Lunch with Kit de Waal & Laure Van Rensburg

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Leeds Gliterary Lunch with Kit de Waal & Laure Van Rensburg

24th November 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Met Hotel, Leeds

Kit de Waal & Laure Van Rensburg

A sparkling drinks reception, followed by a delicious lunch while two award winning authors reveal the inspirations behind their latest books. Take a table of ten and entertain clients or socialise with friends or join our mixed tables and meet some likeminded women. Join us for a lunch that celebrates the good things in life; fizz, food, books and conversation.

Without Warning and Only Sometimes
Kit de Waal


The Author

Kit is the author of My Name is Loen, which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, and The Trick to Time, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, as well as a short story collection, Supporting Cast.  She is also editor of The Common People Anthology, and co-founder of the Big Book Weekend festival. My Name is Leon has been adapted for an hour long film for BBC1.  She now turns her prizewinning talents to the story of her own childhood memoir which is set to become a classic: stinging, warm-hearted and true.


The Book 

Kid de Waal grew up in a household of extremes:  her mother forbade Christmas and birthdays and worked as a cleaner, nurse and childminder.  Her father cooked elaborate meals on a whim and splurged money they didn’t have.  Both were waiting for a paradise that didn’t come.  Caught between three worlds –  Irish, Caribbean and British –  in 1960s Birmingham, Kit knew all the words to the best songs, caught sticklebacks in jam jars, and faced hunger and hellfire until she could escape.

Without warming and only sometimes explores how a girl who grew up in house where the Bible was the only book on offer discovered a love of reading that inspires her to this day.


Praise for Kit de Waal

Vivid and compelling and so moving… Kit’s depiction of her parents’ dynamic is both painful and comforting to read’ Marian Keyes

Nobody But Us
Laure Van Rensburg

The Author

Laure Van Rensburg is a French writer living in the UK and an Ink Academy alumna. Her stories have appeared in online magazines and anthologies such as Litro Magazine, Storgy Magazine, The Real Jazz Baby (2020 Best Anthology, Saboteur Awards 2020), and FIVE:2:ONE. She has also placed in competitions including 2018 & 2019 Bath Short Story Award.


The Book

Steven Harding is a handsome, well-respected professor. Ellie Masterson is a wide-eyed young college student. Together, they are driving south from New York, for their first holiday: three days in an isolated cabin, far from the city.

Ahead of them, the promise of long, dark nights – and the chance to explore one another’s bodies, away from prying eyes.

It should be a perfect, romantic trip for two. Except that he’s not who he says he is. But then again, neither is she…


Praise for Laure Van Rensburg

Brutal, tense, and utterly compelling, Laure Van Rensburg is an electrifying new voice.  Louise O’Neill




If you would like tickets for a Gliterary Lunch, just click the Book Now button and select the number of places you want to reserve.  For a whole table, order 10 places. If you are booking on behalf of an organisation and need a vat receipt or want an invoice rather than using a payment card, contact [email protected]

Confirmation of your booking will be sent out to you along with information about the menu, table planning and how to pre-order wine and books if required.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call us on 07525 791454 or email [email protected]

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