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A Live Stream with Brit Bennett

Join Bennett in a very special live stream conversation with the novelist and short-story writer Irenosen Okojie, as she talks about her life and her writing.

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Thursday 13th August, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event

8-15

About the Event

In partnership with Fane Online.

About the Book:
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Separated by many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined despite the fact that they have chosen to live in two very different worlds – one black and one white.

Described by critics as ‘utterly mesmerising’, Brit Bennet’s The Vanishing Half has set itself as a standard bearer within modern discussions of race, community and identity. Now, for one exclusive evening, join Bennett in a very special live stream conversation with the novelist and short-story writer Irenosen Okojie, as she talks about her life, her writing, and exploring some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.

Bennett’s work has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Paris Review, and Jezebel. She is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honourees.

About Fane Online:
Fane Online is a curated series of broadcast-quality live-streamed events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home. We are partnering with some of the country’s top regional theatres and independent bookshops, and are pleased to be able to offer two ticket packages.

The ‘book and ticket’ package includes a unique ticket for the live stream, and a copy of The Vanishing Half worth £10. Please note this is only available within the UK. 

The standard ‘ticket’ package consists of a unique ticket for the live stream only. The event will initially be broadcast on 13 August at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to 48 hours after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. 

If you have any questions, please email faneonline@fane.co.uk

About the Book

The Vanishing Half
The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group

Publication date:11 Jun 2020

ISBN:9780349701462

4.42 out of 5
13 reviews
"a quietly damning account of acquiescing to an imitation of life and the delusion of the American dream"
The Observer
"an indictment on race and class in America"
Financial Times
"(a) poignant and clever multigenerational saga about race in America"
The Times
"This richly textured and nuanced novel depicts characters who find themselves with splintered identities"
The Spectator
"This generous, humane novel has many merits, not least its engrossing plot and richly detailed settings"
The Guardian
"Dramatically exposes the emotional stakes of identity"
Vanity Fair
"a remarkably assured writer"
The New York Times
"this emotional family story is also a timely exploration of American history"
Prima
"a bold tale of racial prejudice"
The Sunday Times
"Fascinating, and beautifully written"
The Bookseller

Dialogue's super lead for 2020. From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mothers, a powerful new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who choose to live in two very different worlds - one black and one white.