ONLINE: Black Britain: Writing Back
Wed 24 Apr, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
About the event
Your chance to hear from three authors featured in Penguin’s Black Britain: Writing Back series – Judith Bryan, Charlotte Williams OBE and Nicola Williams – in an online event presented by the editor of the series Ruby Fatimilehin.
Selected by and with introductions from Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, this important collection rediscovers and celebrates pioneering books. Featuring works about Black Britain and the diaspora written over the past 100 years, the series aims to present a “body of work that illustrates a variety of preoccupations and genres that offer important and diverse Black British perspectives”.
Note: this event will take place online as a Zoom webinar. A link to access the event will be sent to you the day before the webinar takes place.
Judith Bryan is a writer, playwright and academic. Her novel Bernard and the Cloth Monkey won the 1997 Saga Prize. Her short fiction and non-fiction have been published in various anthologies and her play, Keeping Mum, was produced at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, London, 2011. Judith is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Hawthornden Fellow.
Charlotte Williams OBE is a Welsh-Guyanese author, academic and cultural critic. She is the author of the memoir Sugar and Slate and her writings span academic publications, memoir, short fiction, reviews, essays and commentaries. She is Emerita Professor at Bangor University and a member of the Learned Society of Wales.
Nicola Williams started her career as a barrister in private practice, specialising in Criminal Law. She was a member of the first Independent Advisory Group to the Metropolitan Police Service (following recommendations arising from the Stephen Lawrence Report ). She has been a part-time Crown Court Judge since 2010. She is the author of the novel Without Prejudice which is included in the series, and a second novel, Until Proven Innocent.
Ruby Fatimilehin is an editor at Penguin Random House UK where she acts as the in-house editor for the Black Britain: Writing Back series, focused on celebrating and rediscovering seminal backlist writing by Black British authors.
Date: Wednesday 24 April
Tickets: Free (booking required)
Age guidance: 16+