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Homecoming queen

Trilby Kent is no stranger to moving around. Her latest novel, Once in a Town Called Moth, explores the ideas of home and family, from an unusual perspective


WRITING IS in Trilby Kent’s DNA. Mom, Cilla, was a journalist in her native South Africa, and dad is Conservative MP Peter Kent, who made a name for himself over the course of a lengthy career as a TV anchor, producer, and foreign correspondent with postings around the globe. “That, combined with being an only child, gave me access to a range of experiences from an early age,” says Kent. “Different cities, different schools, different windows into other ways of living.”

Those experiences have served Kent well in her own career, first as a journalist, and now as a novelist. In September, Tundra Books will release Kent’s fifth novel (her third for young adults), Once in a Town Called Moth.

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