Bernardine Evaristo in Conversation with Joanna Abeyie
Conversation starts at 7.00pm
Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St,
London EC2A 2RS
Bernardine Evaristo’s eighth book, Girl, Woman, Other, won the Booker Prize 2019 with Margaret Atwood, and is a Sunday Times UK bestseller. The novel explores the intersecting lives of twelve primarily black British woman with a range of sexualities, cultural backgrounds and classes’.
Her other books include Mr Loverman (2014), Hello Mum (2010) Blonde Roots (2008), Soul Tourists (2005) and The Emperor’s Babe (2001). Her verse novel Lara (2009) is a multi-generational fictionalisation of her multicultural family history with its roots in England, Nigeria, Ireland, Germany and Brazil. Other works include short stories, essays, poetry, literary criticism, stage and BBC radio writing.
She is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and its current Vice Chair. She was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2009. www.bevaristo.com
She will be in conversation with Joanna Abeyie, journalist, broadcaster and Founder of diversity and inclusion consultancy business Blue Moon.
This event is being held in association with Reed Smith LLP.
Location: Reed Smith LLP, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London EC2A 2RS
Doors open at 6.15pm, conversation starts at 7.00pm. Event ends at 8.30pm.
Broadgate Tower operates a strict security pass system. Ticket buyers need to name each attendee so that individual security passes can be made up in advance.
More on Bernardine Evaristo:
Bernardine Evaristo www.bevaristo.com
GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER
A 'fusion fiction’ novel Hamish Hamilton -Penguin UK, May 2019
Black Cat - Grove Atlantic, Nov 2019
Winner of the Booker Prize 2019, with Margaret Atwood
‘If you want to understand modern-day Britain, this is the writer to read.’ New Statesman.
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker prize 2019. Courtesy The Guardian
Bernardine Evaristo - Interview. Courtesy British Council Singapore Arts
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