Cancelled - Bernardine Evaristo
*This event has been cancelled.
We are thrilled to help present this evening with Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Bernardine Evaristo, the Anglo-Nigerian writer who is over from her London home, and will follow her appearance at Sunday’s Hedgebrook Equivox fundraiser with this reading from her tremendous novel, Girl, Woman, Other (Black Cat/Grove Press). In this singular, brimming book, she gives voice (does she ever) and dimension to an extraordinary array of extraordinary women.
“A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood… An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves… Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.”—Booker Prize judges.
“Girl, Woman, Other received half a Booker Prize, but it deserves all the glory . . . A breathtaking symphony of black women’s voices, a clear-eyed survey of contemporary challenges that’s nevertheless wonderfully life-affirming . . . Together, all these women present a cross-section of Britain that feels godlike in its scope and insight.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post.
Co-presented by The Seattle Public Library, Langston, Hedgebrook, and Elliott Bay Book Company. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis.