Bernardine Evaristo: On Never Giving UpSun 7 May, 3pm & 6.30pm The Capitol
In 2019, Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize for her novel Girl, Woman, Other, becoming the first Black woman to do so and achieving what she jokes was ‘overnight success’ some four decades in the making. Her radically honest new memoir, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, charts her hard-won journey to artistic recognition, from the challenges of growing up mixed-race in Britain, to her creative rebellion against the mainstream, and her lifelong commitment to exploring ‘untold’ stories.
Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre, Bernardine speaks with journalist and presenter Jan Fran (at 6.30pm) and journalist and filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe (at 3pm), and shares insight into her inspiring guide for how to be unstoppable – in your craft, your work and your life.
This event will have Auslan interpretation.
Proudly supported by ARA Group, with additional support from the British Council
This event is supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund – a $200 million partnership of the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.
Bernardine Evaristo was the first black woman to win the Booker Prize in 2019, with Girl, Woman, Other, her eighth book, which became a global bestseller. Her memoir, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, was published in 2021....
Jan Fran, is a Walkley-award-winning journalist, TV Presenter and social commentator best known for her work on the podcast The Briefing as well as TV shows Question Everything, The Project and The Feed. Jan is the creat...