Jess Kidd

Jess Kidd

Photo Credit: Travis McBride

Jess Kidd completed her first degree in Literature with The Open University, and has since taught creative writing and gained a PhD in Creative Writing Studies. She has also worked as a support worker specialising in acquired brain injury. In 2016, Jess won the Costa Short Story Award for Dirty Little Fishes and her debut novel Himself was selected for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club and shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. In 2017, Himself was shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. Jess is now developing her own original TV projects with leading UK and International TV producers.


1 February 2018

The Hoarder by Jess Kidd cover

The Hoarder

Jess Kidd


31 Jan 2018

Lutyens & Rubinstein, London

08 Feb 2018

Dublin City Library & Archive, Dublin

09 Feb 2018

Blackwells Holborn, London

13 Mar 2018

Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London

For Mulderrig is a place like no other. Here the colours are a little bit brighter and the sky is a little bit wider. Here the trees are as old as the mountains and a clear river runs into the sea


Jess Kidd