We’re delighted to launch the British Council Digital Book Club on Facebook Live talking to Bernardine Evaristo, currently one of the most exciting writers in the UK. In 2019, along with Canadian author Margaret Atwood, she was awarded the Booker Prize for her eighth novel “Girl, Woman, Other”, a Barack Obama “Top 19 Book of 2019” and a “Top 10 Book of 2019” for the New Yorker, Washington Post, Financial Times and Entertainment Weekly. It was also named “Book of the Year” by over twenty magazines and newspapers.
In addition to her eight novels, other works include short stories, essays, poetry, literary criticism, stage and BBC radio writing. Born to an English mother and Nigerian father, her writing explores the African diaspora: past, present, real or imagined. A longstanding advocate for the inclusion of writers of colour, she founded the Brunel International African Poetry Prize in 2012 and The Complete Works poets development scheme in 2007.Winner of numerous Awards and Prizes, she is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and its current Vice Chair.
This is the first of a regular programme of Facebook Live interviews the British Council Digital Book Club will be scheduling with some of the UK’s most outstanding writers throughout 2020.
If you’d like to take part in the conversation with Bernardine, send us your questions by filling out this form any time before March 4, 2020. The interview will be conducted by the writer and editor Patricia Escalona and will be in English.