Just heard of the sad passing of working-class writer Barry Hines. I remember reading his novel Kestrel for a Knave for ‘O’ level, which provoked some interesting and emotive discussion, made even more poignant as it is set in the world of a mining community. Our world.
Just got Kes dvd out of the library, in remembrance of a great and influential writer. One of us.
Important to celebrate working-class writers. They are few and far between in the scheme of things.
He gets a mention in my work about working-class writers
working-class writing: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/5441
To cut a long story short: