Bernardine Evaristo in Conversation

Join Bernadine Evaristo in conversation at the National Theatre as she discusses her Booker Prize-winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other

National Theatre, London

Thursday 12th March, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Performance/Theatre
  • Questions & Answers
  • Reading


About the Event

What can this new decade mean for writers and artists of colour in Britain? How can we ensure that the explosion of books and art by people, and particularly women, of colour aren’t a fad but are the foundations of our future?  

These are some of the themes that will be discussed by Bernardine Evaristo whose acclaimed novel Girl, Woman, Other has been described as ‘beautiful’, ‘triumphant’, ‘exceptional’ and a ‘novel of our times’ and was named by Barack Obama as one of his favourite books of 2019.

Bernardine will talk about Girl, Woman, Other, how it feels to be the first black woman to win the Booker Prize and why she considers it such an exciting time to be a black female writer.

Venue Information

National Theatre
Upper Ground
South Bank
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7452 3000

About the Book

Girl, Woman, Other
Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date:2 May 2019


4.19 out of 5
15 reviews
"a compelling snapshot of gently overlapping lives that is fiercely political and feminist"
The Observer
"engrossing and empathetic"
"The interconnected stories of a group of black British women raise timeless questions about feminism and race"
The Guardian
"a story for our times"
New Statesman
"There is a warm, chatty quality to the stories"
Literary Review
"A prose-poetry hybrid that explores the nature of Britishness and race through the stories of 12 women"
Financial Times
"a novel of intersecting London lives"
The Sunday Times
"Banality as a radical act"
Times Literary Supplement
"Bernardine Evaristo fillets race and politics in Britain in an innovative and seductive way"
Irish Times
"This wonderful novel is both a critique of the deadening limitations of language... and a celebration of its limitless possibilities"
The Daily Telegraph