Author: AL Kennedy

AL Kennedy is a Scottish-born writer and performer, now living in Essex. Among her other distinctions she was the recipient of a Lannan Award, the Costa Prize, The Heinrich Heine Preis, the Somerset Maugham Award, the John Llewellyn Rees Prize the 2020 Austrian Booksellers’ Award for Tolerance in Thought and Action. She has twice been included on the Granta Best of Young British Novelists list.

War Games on Guernsey

AL Kennedy

So I’m walking along a flower-flanked path near Pleinmont on a delightful section of Guernsey’s coastline drenched in autumn sun, on what was called Westberg by occupying Nazi forces. Weathered little concrete markers bearing swastikas peep from amongst grasses showing sites of former minefields, as if they’re a part of distant history.                    Here on […]