The Open University in Scotland is pleased to support this free online event as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020.
Following her Booker Prize win last November, Bernardine Evaristo’s writing has won deserved and long-overdue acclaim across the globe.
Girl, Woman, Other charts the intersecting lives of twelve characters; from teenage mother of three LaTisha, who works in a supermarket and goes on to combine her work with studying for an Open University degree, to Amma, a sixty-something playwright facing a career-defining moment.
The worldwide protests after the murder of George Floyd underlined the novel’s topicality and it recently became the first novel by a Black British woman to top the UK paperback fiction chart.
In this event, Evaristo discusses her work and ideas with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Sturgeon, who recently described Evaristo as ‘one of our most compelling contemporary writers,’ takes time out from her day job for this very special event.
This event is free and available to watch on the Book Festival's website. You can go to the Bernardine Evaristo & Nicola Sturgeon event webpage and click on 'Save my place', to recieve an email reminder just before the event.
There is a wide range of free online learning available to explore on the OU’s free learning site OpenLearn, including World-Changing Women, Black History, Start Writing Fiction, and Writing what you know,
The OU also offers creative writing courses and qualifications, such as the modules Creative Writing and Advanced Creative Writing, a BA (Honours) English Literature and Creative Writing, and an MA in Creative Writing.