Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh in 1961 and grew up in Glasgow. She has written all her life. Several of her adult poetry collections have won or been shortlisted for awards across the board. Her first novel Trumpet won the Author's Club First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Her first novel for children, Strawgirl, a lyrical slice of magical realism, was a huge critical success. Jackie lives in Manchester with her son.
Posted By Rosanna Boscawen on Thursday 11th Oct 2012
Jackie's most recent book is a collection of short stories called Reality, Realityabout memories and love, about sex and the power of the imagination to see us through the most difficult times. Here she is talking about those stories, along with her previous book, Red Dust Road.
Posted By Rosanna Boscawen on Friday 21st Sep 2012
Picador turns 40 this year, and we'd love you to come and celebrate with us. 12 of our authors, including Jon Ronson (The Psychopath Test) and Jackie KayReality, Reality), will be reading from their work. Read on for details of how you can get discounted tickets to the event.