Literature

Sat 4 Jul 2020: Bernardine Evaristo to join BBC World Book Club

This month, for the seventh World Book Club edition celebrating International Women writers, Harriett Gillbert is joined by the remarkable British writer Bernardine Evaristo from her home in east London to talk about her Booker-Prize-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other. Although still unable to gather an audience together in a studio we take questions from listeners from all around the world via phonelines, tweets and emails to once again create a truly global event.

Girl, Woman, Other charts the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, mostly black and British, it tells the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and down the ages. A dazzling mixture of history and contemporary story-telling Girl, Woman, Other crackles with energy and teems with life, offering an unforgettable insight into life in todays’ multi-cultural Britain.

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