Girl, Woman, Other: in conversation with Bernardine Evaristo

Join us for Bernardine Evaristo’s inaugural event as an Honorary Fellow of St Anne’s College. Held on International Women’s Day, it will be a fascinating opportunity to hear from Bernardine on topics including her career, the choices she has made, and her journey to winning the Booker Prize.

Professor Evaristo is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University and an internationally acclaimed writer of poetry and prose; her eighth book, Girl, Woman, Other, won the 2019 Booker Prize, making her the first Black woman and the first Black British person to win the award.  The novel was translated into 35 languages and was one of Barack Obama’s 19 Favourite Books of 2019. Professor Evaristo is also a Vice President of the Royal Society of Literature and President of Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama.

Professor Evaristo’s writing includes short fiction, drama, poetry, essays, literary criticism, and projects that have been adapted for radio and the stage. A longstanding advocate for the inclusion of writers of colour, she is the founder of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize and organised Britain’s first major conference on Black British writing, Tracing Paper, in 1997. She is currently co-curating a new book series for Penguin Random House: “Black Britain: Writing Back.”

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