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Sara Collins and Bernardine Evaristo (Balham Literary Festival)
June 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunday 16th June: 13.30
In Girl, Woman, Other, celebrated novelist Bernardine Evaristo follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. This is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible.
“Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life” Ali Smith
Sara Collins is one of The Observer’s hottest-tipped debut novelists with The Confessions of Frannie Langton – a beautiful and haunting tale about one woman’s fight to tell her story, this novel takes the reader from a plantation in Jamaica, through laudanum-laced dressing rooms and dark-as-night back alleys, and into the enthralling heart of Georgian London.
“By turns lush, gritty, wry, gothic and compulsive, The Confessions of Frannie Langton is a dazzling page turner. “Emma Donoghue
Join Sara Collins and Bernardine Evaristo as they discuss their brilliant new works with journalist Stephanie Cross and talk about how they are writing black women into the story of London and Britain.
Venue: The Ballroom, Balham Bowls Club, SW12 8QX