Kitty Fitzgerald and Valerie Laws

Scope and Content

Consists of material relating to For Crying Out Loud, a poetry collection written by Kitty Fitzgerald and Valerie Laws.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kitty Fitzgerald is the author of four novels. Pigtopia was shortlisted for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award 2006. Her theatre work has been performed in eight productions for a variety of companies, and she has had four dramas produced by BBC Radio 4.

Fitzgerald won the Notes from the Underground/Latitude Festival Short Story Competition in 2009, has been published by Shortfire Press and was commissioned in 2012 by NWN to write a story for their Platformanthology.

Fitzgerald is also a lecturer in creative writing, had a Hawthornden Fellowship and a Hosking Houses Trust Writing Award.

Valerie Laws has published poetry, crime fiction, comedy, drama, language and non-fiction novels. She performs her work live and in the media. She has had twelve plays commissioned for stage and BBC radio, and is a member of blogging collective Authors Electric, the Crime Writers Association, and the Society of Authors.