Bernardine Evaristo is the author of seven books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora, including her most recent novel, Mr Loverman, about a septuagenarian Antiguan-Londoner who is closet homosexual (Penguin 2013). Her other books include Lara, Blonde Roots and The Emperor’s Babe. Her numerous other published and produced writings span the genres of short stories, essays, poetry, literary criticism, stage and BBC radio writing. Two of her novels have been adapted into BBC Radio 4 dramas. In 2015 she made a two-part BBC Radio 4 documentary on Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement.
Reading at the British Council Literature Seminar 2017
- 26 January 2017, 7.30pm, Werkstatt der Kulturen
- Free entry
- Registration online
From 26 to 28 January Bernardine Evaristo will chair the British Council Literature Seminar 2017 on the theme of 'Diverse Voices, New Directions'. Her public reading is part of the seminar that will bring together an impressive group of contemporary British writers over three days in January for a mixture of readings, discussions and workshops. Participants can engage with writers, including this year's Bachmann prize winner Sharon Dodua Otoo, Hari Kunzru, Nikesh Shukla and Irenosen Okojie, and experience their work at first hand. You can find more details here.