Join Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo and special guests Judith Bryan, Barbara Blake Hannah, Hannah-Azieb Pool, Jacqueline Roy and Nicola Williams in a journey through time to discover lost and hard-to-find works about Black Britain and the diaspora, all by Black women writers.
In this intimate event, Evaristo and guests will explore the stories these extraordinary books tell through conversation and readings.
“Black Britain: Writing Back is a body of work that illustrates a variety of preoccupations and genres that offer important and diverse Black British perspectives. I am very excited to introduce these books to new readers who will discover their riches.” - Bernardine Evaristo
Since 2019, Evaristo has been curating the Black Britain: Writing Back series for Penguin, adding new titles every year.
Evaristo won the Booker Prize 2019 with her 8th book Girl, Woman, Other, the first Black woman and Black British person to win it. It also won the British Book Awards' Novel of the Year and Author of the Year. Her other award-winning novels include Lara, Mr Loverman, Blonde Roots and The Emperor’s Babe. Her first two non-fiction books were published in 2021: Manifesto: On Never Giving Up and Feminism, part of Tate Britain's Look Again series. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London and President of the Royal Society of Literature (2022-2026), the first person of colour to assume this role.
This event will be BSL Interpreted.
Part of WOW - Women of the World Festival.