Writers

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Kerry Hudson

1980-

Kerry Hudson (born 1980, Aberdeen) is a British writer. She spent a short amount of time in care when she was nearly 3 years old. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. Always on the move with her single mother, Kerry attended nine primary schools and five secondaries, living in B&Bs and council flats. She scores eight out of ten on the Adverse Childhood Experiences measure of childhood trauma. In 'Lowborn', Hudson questions What does it really mean to be poor in Britain today? A prizewinning novelist she revisits her childhood (including foster care) and some of the country's most deprived towns.