Mandy Theresa O’Loughlin, known professionally as Kit de Waal, is a British/Irish writer. Her debut novel, My Name Is Leon, was published by Penguin Books in June 2016. After securing the publishing deal with Penguin, De Waal used some of her advance to set up the Kit de Waal Creative Writing Fellowship to help improve working-class representation in the arts. The audiobook version of My Name is Leon is voiced by Sir Lenny Henry. De Waal has also published several short stories.

Books in order of publication:

My Name is Leon2016
The Trick to Time2018
Six Foot Six2018
Becoming Dinah2019
Supporting Cast2020