An Evening with Bernardine Evaristo
Thursday, February 3, 2022
7:30 - 9 p.m. MT
Join the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program for a free online talk by 2019 Booker Prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo. Moderated by Dr. Suzette Mayr, professor of creative writing at UCalgary.
About Bernardine Evaristo
Bernardine Evaristo is the author of the 2019 Booker Prize-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other. Her numerous other works span the genres of fiction, verse fiction, short fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism, and radio and theatre drama. Other fiction titles include Mr. Loverman, Blonde Roots, and Lara. Her first non-fiction book, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, will be published in 2022 by Grove Atlantic. Her writing is celebrated for its experimentation, daring, subversion, and challenging the myths of Afro-diasporic identities and histories. A staunch and longstanding activist and advocate for the inclusion of artists and writers of colour, Evaristo has initiated several successful strategies to ensure increased representation in the creative industries. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London.