Young, Kerry

About Kerry Young

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Biography (British Council)

Biography (Bloomsbury)

Biography (Royal Literary Fund)



White, Ashanti. “Show Me a Mountain.” Library Journal, vol. 142, no. 1, Jan. 2017

Sexton, Kathy. “Show Me a Mountain.” Booklist, vol. 113, no. 4, Oct. 2016

Show Me a Mountain.” Kirkus Reviews, vol. 86, no. 20, Oct. 2016

Crapo, Trish. “A Girl Like You: Gloria.” Women’s Review of Books, vol. 31, no. 2, Mar. 2014

White, Ashanti. “Gloria.” Library Journal, vol. 138, no. 15, Sept. 2013

Gloria.” Publishers Weekly, vol. 260, no. 20, May 2013

Gloria.” Kirkus Reviews, vol. 81, no. 8, Apr. 2013

Pao.” Kirkus Reviews, vol. 79, no. 13, Jul. 2011

Kinney, Meg. “Pao.” Booklist, vol. 107, no. 17, May 2011

Hollands, Neil. “Pao.” Library Journal, vol. 136, no. 6, Apr. 2011

Pao.” Publishers Weekly, vol. 258, no. 14, Apr. 2011



Wacker, Julian. “Outside the Boxes: An Interview with Kerry Young.” Wasafiri, vol. 32, no. 4, Dec. 2017



Hogan, Dennis M. “‘And That Is Not How Jamaica Is’: Cultural Creolization, Optimism, and National Identity in Kerry Young’s Pao.” Anthurium, vol. 12, no. 1, 2015

Wilson, Kristine A. “'A Cloak That Looks like Help': US Intervention and the Neoliberal Turn in Kerry Young’s Pao.” Anthurium, vol. 12, no. 1, 2015

Prater, Tzarina T. “‘We Are Jamaicans. We Are Brothers’: History, Brotherhood, and Independence in Kerry Young’s Pao.” Anthurium, vol. 11, no. 2, 2014




Show me a Mountain (2016)

Gloria (2013)

Pao (2011)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“Tomorrow Is Another Day.” Wasafiri, vol. 34, no. 4, Dec. 2019

With Carolyn Sanderson. Hometown Tales: Midlands (2018)

The Art of Youth Work (1999)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Panel on New Fiction: Kirsty Logan, James Scudamore and Kerry Young. YouTube, 20 Mar. 2015

Kerry Young on her Novel Pao. BBC, 13 Jun. 2011

Kerry Young Talks about Pao. YouTube, 21 Apr. 2011

Kerry Young Explains How Writing Changes the Writer. Royal Literary Fund, undated