Past Event17 May 2020

Girl, Woman, Other: Bernardine Evaristo

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Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre

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Auckland Writers Festival regrets to advise the cancellation of its May 2020 Festival, owing to the critical Covid-19 situation and the Government’s ban on mass public gatherings.

We’re immensely proud of the programme for our 20th Festival that was launched just last week.  We are extremely sad not to have the opportunity to deliver it to our writing and reading community, but the health and well-being of all must be our paramount concern at this difficult time.

Thank you for your ongoing support for the Festival and we look forward to working with you again in 2021.

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2019 Booker Prize joint-winner Bernardine Evaristo’s triumphant eighth novel is the polyphonic work Girl Woman Other, following the lives of 12 UK characters over several decades, and for which she cites reality as a motivating force. The first black woman to win the Booker, her work frequently explores the African diaspora and ranges across poetry, prose, radio and theatre scripts, and non-fiction. She is a professor of creative writing and has been the poet-in-residence at the Museum of London. In conversation with Sonya Wilson, Evaristo expounds on her work, her activism, and the revolution sweeping through British publishing, of which she is a marker. 

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