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Kerry Hudson


Kerry Hudson was born in Aberdeen. Growing up in a succession of council estates, B&Bs and caravan parks provided her with a keen eye for idiosyncratic behaviour, material for life, and a love of travel.

Her first novel, TONY HOGAN BOUGHT ME AN ICE-CREAM FLOAT BEFORE HE STOLE MY MA was winner of the Scottish First Book Award and has been shortlisted for the Southbank Sky Arts Literature Award, Guardian First Book Award,  Green Carnation Prize, Author’s Club First Novel Prize and the Polari First Book Award. Kerry’s second novel, THIRST, was developed with support from the National Lottery through an Arts Council England grant and will be published by Chatto & Windus in 2014. Kerry has written for Grazia, Guardian Review and YOU Magazine and also teaches with the National Academy of Writing, Arvon and the Writers’ Centre Norwich. She currently lives and writes in Hackney.

In 2014 Kerry  founded the WoMentoring Project – which is entirely voluntary and offers free mentoring to talented female writers who otherwise couldn't afford to access that support.

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