Book cover for The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter



06 August 2020
112 pages
Imprint: Picador


One of Scotlands most celebrated living writers.
Kay’s strength as a poet has always been her clear, plain style, and its fearless spoken poignancy
Ambitious, defiant, angry and gripping . . . the bitter story of slavery through the experience of four women
Jackie Kay’s work, formally expansive and inclusive, often an exploration of the hurt done by small-mindedness and its attendant exclusivity, is always about the opening up of our notions of identity . . . Kay has always been a watcher, a tracer of the “true” story.