Hometown Tales: Celebrating regional voicesTwo compelling pieces of coming-of-age fiction set in the Midlands
Original tales by remarkable writers
Hometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction - they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home.
In these pages on the Midlands, you'll find two unique works of fiction. A richly-imagined tale about a young girl adopted by a couple living in the village of Fleckney - 'Home Is Where the Heart Is' - by author of Costa-shortlisted Pau, Kerry Young. And 'Time and Seasons', a heartfelt, powerful story of young love across the ages in Milton Keynes by Carolyn Sanderson.
Kerry Young was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to England in 1965. She is the author of three novels, all available from Bloomsbury: Pao, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Book Prize; Gloria, which was longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and nominated for the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and Show Me A Mountain. Kerry is a reader for The Literary Consultancy, a tutor for The Arvon Foundation, and a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She is also Honorary Assistant Professor in the School of English at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Leicester.
Carolyn Sanderson has worked in a number of fields, including teaching, training, counselling, academia and the Church of England. She has written articles, reviews and a number of hymns, and lives in Milton Keynes.