To mark Black History Month in October, Kerry Young a local author now selling books globally will read from her latest novel ‘Gloria’.

There will be an opportunity to talk to Kerry about why she wrote ‘Gloria’ and its prequel ‘Pao’.

Tuesday 13th October 2015, 14.30 p.m. at 101 Hinckley road, Leicester, LE3 0TD

Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.


Phone: 0116 255 6614

Kerry Young is a reader for the Literacy Consultancy, a tutor for the Arvon Foundation and a Fellow on the Royal Literary Fund Fellowship programme where she is writer-in-residence at the University of Sheffield.

She was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to a Chinese father and mother of mixed Chinese-African heritage. She came to England at the age of ten. Kerry’s background is in youth work where she worked both locally and nationally, and has also written extensively. She has Master’s degrees in organisation development and creative writing, and a PhD in youth work. Kerry Young is a Buddhist in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. Her interests include Tai Chi, weight lifting and golf. She also loves jazz and plays alto and tenor saxophone.

Gloria published by Bloomsbury 2013. “Set against the turbulent backdrop of a country on the cusp of a new era, Gloria is enthralling and illuminating story of love and redemption”.


Pao published by Bloomsbury 2011 (Paperback 2012). Shortlisted for Costa First Novel Award and Commonwealth Book Prize. “A pacy but absorbing saga of domestic struggle and gangland manoeuvring set against the violent backdrop of postwar Jamaican politics”.


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