Henny Beaumont with Kate Figes at Stoke Newington Literary Festival


Artist and graphic novelist Henny Beaumont will talk to journalist and author Kate Figes about her powerful graphic debut, Hole in the Heart – her memoir of bringing up a child with Down’s Syndrome, published by Myriad on 9 June.

Hole in the Heart is a moving, funny, ironic and refreshingly honest look at living with a child who has special needs. Henny’s remarkable journey speaks not only to parents who have had a similar experience and the medical and care professionals who try to help them, but to every one of us who feels anxiety about our children – wondering whether they are achieving enough, whether we do enough for them, and whether we love them enough.

For tickets (£4) and further information visit the Stoke Newington Literary Festival website.