EVENT 18/04: Kerry Hudson introduces Newborn (Henleaze)

Regular price £5.00

We're delighted to be welcoming Kerry Hudson, author of the extraordinary memoir Lowborn, to Henleaze to discuss her empowering tale of motherhood without a blueprint, Newborn.

Thursday 18th April 2024

Max Minerva's, 47 Henleaze Road, BS9 4JU

Doors at 19:00. Discussion at 19:30. Finish at 20:45.

£5.00 ticket only; £18.99 ticket with hardback book. £1 Pay What You Can
(Please only choose the PWYC tickets if you need to, they are limited and intended for those who really need them.)

You don't need to bring your ticket with you, we will have a list of names on the door. Books will be available to buy on the night, priced £18.99.


It was always going to be difficult to follow Lowborn, but Kerry Hudson is Kerry Hudson and she has done it cleverly, honestly, brilliantly
Roddy Doyle

Kerry Hudson blew me away, opened my eyes
Philippa Perry 

In Newborn, prizewinning writer Kerry Hudson navigates trying to build a nourishing, safe and loving family - without a blueprint to work from. 

Kerry Hudson is celebrated for her emotionally and politically powerful writing about growing up in poverty. Her books and journalism have changed the conversation and touched countless lives. In this new book she asks: what next, after a childhood like hers? What hope is there of creating a different life for herself, let alone future generations?

We see how Kerry found love, what it took to decide to start a family of her own and how fragile every step of the journey towards parenthood was. All along the way, she faces obstacles that would test the strongest foundations, from struggles with fertility to being locked down in a Prague maternity hospital to a marriage in crisis. But over and over again, her love, hope, fight -- and determination to break patterns and give her son a different life -- win through and light her path.

Newborn is a beautiful, empowering memoir about creating a family in the midst of chaos, and learning new ways to find happiness. It continues the journey Kerry started in her bestselling memoir Lowborn, illuminating her experiences of becoming a mother, reshaping her future and reclaiming her identity. 


Kerry Hudson was born in Aberdeen. Her first novel, Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, won the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust First Book Award and was shortlisted for an array of prizes including the Guardian First Book Award and the Sky Arts Awards. Thirst, her second novel, won the prestigious Prix Femina étranger. Her memoir Lowborn was her highly acclaimed first work of non-fiction, and is followed by Newborn. She currently lives in Glasgow.