01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

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Bernardine Evaristo: JB Priestley Lecture

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Date: Thursday 5 March 2020 at 7:30pm

Location: OA4/01 Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

Bernardine Evaristo MBE is the award-winning author of eight books, most recently Girl, Woman, Other, which follows the lives of 12 predominantly female and black people in Britain aged from 19 to 93. Winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and a Sunday Times bestseller, the novel was selected by Barack Obama as one of his 19 Favourite Books of 2019.

Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, Bernardine Evaristo has also produced numerous works of poetry, short fiction, essays, radio and theatre drama. Her writing and projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora.

Given in honour of JB Priestley (1894-1984), and in partnership with the Priestley family and the English and Creative Writing Department at the University of Huddersfield, this lecture is delivered by a leading writer of international renown, with a track record of making literature a vehicle for social and political comment.

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Age guidance: 16+

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Event Details

Date: March 05, 2020

Start time: 07:30 p.m.

End time: 08:30 p.m.

Venue: OA4/01 Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

Bernardine Evaristo MBE is the award-winning author of eight books, most recently Girl, Woman, Other, which follows the lives of 12 predominantly female and black people in Britain aged 19-93. Winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and a Sunday Times bestseller, the novel was selected by Barack Obama as one of his 19 Favourite Books of 2019.

Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, Bernardine Evaristo has also produced numerous works of poetry, short fiction, essays, radio and theatre drama. Her writing and projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora.

Bernardine has received several honours and awards. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2004, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006, a Fellow of the English Association in 2017 and a Fellow of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in 2018. She received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2009. She joined the governing Council of the Royal Society of Literature in 2016 and became Vice Chair in 2017.

A staunch and longstanding activist and advocate for the inclusion of artists and writers of colour, Bernardine has initiated several successful schemes to ensure increased representation in the creative industries.

https://bevaristo.com/

The JB Priestley Lecture

Given in honour of JB Priestley (1894-1984), and in partnership with the Priestley family and the English and Creative Writing Department at the University of Huddersfield, this lecture is delivered by a leading writer of international renown, with a track record of making literature a vehicle for social and political comment.

The English and Creative Writing Department at the University of Huddersfield is currently running Sound. Vision. Place – a year-long festival of events celebrating the diversity and quality of activity, debate and performance that takes place within the School.

The lecture will take place on the publication of the paperback edition of Girl, Woman, Other.

Age guidance: 16+

For Access Guide, please click here: AccessAble

Additional information

Date

5 March 2020

Time

7.30pm-8.30pm

Venue

Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

Ticket Type

University of Huddersfield staff or student (please bring relevant ID), Concession, Full Price

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