Jess Kidd is the author of Himself and The Hoarder, also titled Mr. Flood’s Last Resort (U.S.), winner of the 2016 Costa Short Story Award. Jess’ debut novel, Himself, was published by Canongate in October 2016. The Hoarder, her second novel, hit the shelves in February 2018. Jess is also currently developing her own original TV projects with leading UK and international TV producers and is writing a children’s book.


My second novel, The Hoarder (Mr Flood’s Last Resort in the US), is due out on 1 February, click on the images for further details and information about my other writing.

  • <em>Himself</em>
  • <em>The Hoarder</em>
  • U.S. edition of <em>Mr Flood's Last Resort</em>

International Editions

It has been a thrill to see how international publishers have designed covers for Himself and the design interpretations of The Hoarder coming through now are looking as various and wonderful, here below are just a few. You could support your local bookshop by ordering from them or order online via links at my Writing page:

  • Dutch edition of <em>Himself</em>
  • German edition of <em>Himself</em>
  • Dutch edition of <em>The Hoarder</em>

Jess reading from Himself

Following the success of Himself Jess’s alma mater St Mary’s University invited her back to discuss her work and read from Himself. There is a longer version of the discussion available to view on You Tube. Here Jess is reading the prologue to Himself which contains the fuse which lights the whole story: