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Bernardine Evaristo

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Ep5. Bernardine Evaristo

Stylist Live Sessions

In this deeply personal episode you'll hear Lisa in conversation with author Bernardine Evaristo, on the topic of Never Giving Up. Looking back on her life, Bernardine charts the rise of her success and the challenges she faced along the way to achieve her ultimate goal of becoming a Booker-prize winning author, plus the values – and techniques – it took her to get there. This is Bernardine Evaristo... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


4 Jan 2023

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Bernardine Evaristo, MANIFESTO: On Never Giving Up

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Zibby is joined by the Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other Bernardine Evaristo to talk about her first non-fiction book, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up. The two discuss why Bernardine didn't want to write another novel after the runaway success with Girl, Woman, Other, why she's written in various genres at the different stages of her life, and which medium she plans to return to with her next project. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PeCX1KBookshop: https://bit.ly/3uQGlrBSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. Now there's more! Subscribe to Acast+ and get exclusive access to the in-store author events at Zibby's Bookshop in Santa Monica, CA. Join today! https://plus.acast.com/s/moms-dont-have-time-to-read-books. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


18 Jul 2022

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Bernardine Evaristo – Lara

Craft Podcast

How do you tell the story of those who haven't had their stories told? Bernardine Evaristo is a Booker-Prize-winning novelist and decades-long champion of up-and-coming writers. On this episode, she describes her own early career: her years of drafting, redrafting, publishing, then redrafting again, her first verse novel Lara (1997 & 2009). Written in the narrative poetry form that has become Bernardine's signature, Lara spans generations and continents to present the origins of a mixed family much like Bernardine's own. Her first foray into novel writing, it charted a course and explored themes that would define her career.'I took this manuscript of 200 pages ... and threw it in the bin.' Craft is brought to you by Wasafiri, the magazine of international contemporary writing, and is sponsored by Arts Council England, and Queen Mary University of London. Check out our website, www.wasafiri.org, for outtakes and a full transcript of this interview, and much more from writers all over the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


25 May 2022

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Ep. QS96: Bernardine Evaristo + Rumaan Alam (April 27, 2022)

The Greenlight Bookstore Podcast

Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo (Girl, Woman, Other) graced our virtual stage from London for the U.S. launch of her new memoir Manifesto: On Never Giving Up. Manifesto offers readers an intimate and inspirational account of Evaristo’s life and career as she rebelled against the mainstream and fought bring her creative work into the world over 40+ years of centering the stories and histories of Black Britons. In conversation with bestselling author Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind), Evaristo discussed her theory of unstoppability, which helped her chart a path as a young actor and playwright in London, through her political awakenings and activism, and ultimately led to her fierce determination to tell stories that were absent in the literary world around her. (Recorded January 18, 2021)


28 Apr 2022

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Manifesto On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo with Skinny B*tch

Reading for Attention

In this week’s eppy, it’s Bernardine Evaristo’s Manifesto On Never Bloody Well Giving Up. After winning the Booker Prize in 2019 for her triumphant novel, Girl Woman Other, our Bernadine became an overnight success. But Manifesto stories the 40 plus years of slogging it took to make that happen. Get ready for her work ethic to make you feel like a lazy shite. We pair Manifesto with a gorgeous (and politically correct) skinny bitch cos ya can’t go wrong with a skinny bitch.You’ll then get to hear us bang on about the Edinburgh weekend that FINALLY HAPPENED and you’ll love it because we talk about all our friends who you’ve never met and don’t care about. Hope you’re all having a mortal bank holiday weekend, babies.Smoochez x See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Apr 2022

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61. Bernardine Evaristo Introduces us to Five Forgotten Black Writers

Break Out Culture With Ed Vaizey by Country and Town House

On this week’s podcast, we were honoured to talk to Bernardine Evaristo about the project she’s spearheading with Penguin to bring back forgotten black writers into circulation and help reconfigure black British literary history.  She tells us about five reprinted works of non-fiction, which she’s chosen and written the introductions for, and why it’s so important that their stories are retold today. The books are A Black Boy at Eton by Dillibe Onyeama, Growing Out: Black Hair and Black Pride in the Swinging 60s by Barbara Blake Hannah, Britons Through Negro Spectacles by A.B.C Merriman- Labor, My Fathers’ Daughter by Hannah-Azieb Pool (highly recommended as a riveting page-turner about a young adopted woman going to Eritrea to meet her real father and huge extended family) and Sequins for a Ragged Hem by Amryl Johnson. We go on to have an inspiring conversation with Bernardine about how she’s used her platform as the 2019 Booker Prize Winner for Girl, Woman, Other to champion black writing.  She tells us that she’s now going to be a little less visible as she gets to work on her next novel.  Watch this space! We also talk to Alice Insley, co-curator of Hogarth in Europe at Tate Britain.  We discuss the controversy that the commentary that accompanying the exhibition has pprovoked, many critics claiming it was gratuitously ‘woke’. Listen in to hear what Alice has to say about it – and whatever anyone thinks about the commentary, we all agree that the paintings are superb and the exhibition is well worth a visit to see close up the details of Hogarth’s much loved, brilliant works. The exhibition runs till 20th March. Produced by Audio Coast


23 Jan 2022

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Bernardine Evaristo on MANIFESTO: ON NEVER GIVING UP

Poured Over

“Well, this is the thing about being an overnight success after forty years.” Bernardine Evaristo made history when Girl, Woman, Other won the 2019 Booker Prize, for she is the first Black woman and the first Black British person to have won the coveted prize in its more than fifty-year history. Bernardine joins us on the show to talk about her fabulous memoir, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, “overnight fame” (after decades of work in literature and the theater), her creative process, the writers who’ve inspired her work in the theater and on the page—and she even offers some advice for those who are stuck in their work and see no way through. Featured books: Manifesto: On Never Giving Up and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange. Poured Over is produced and hosted by Miwa Messer and engineered by Harry Liang. Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays (with occasional bonus episodes on Saturdays).


18 Jan 2022

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S3 Ep14: Live Bookshelfie: Bernardine Evaristo

Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast

Recorded in front of a live audience with guest presenter Pandora Sykes, 2021 Women's Prize Chair of Judges Bernardine Evaristo shares the five books that have shaped her as a person and as a writer. Bernardine Evaristo is an award-winning, number one bestselling writer, a Professor of Creative Writing and also an activist who endlessly campaigns for inclusivity within the publishing industry. In 2019, she became the first Black woman to win the Booker Prize with her eighth book, Girl, Woman, Other. The same novel also earned her a spot on the Women’s Prize shortlist, and this year, she’s on the other side of the fence as Chair of Judges. Bernardine’s next book, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, an urgent and powerful account of staying true to yourself and to your vision, comes out in October – pre-order it here. Pandora Sykes is a journalist, broadcaster and writer, plus the co-creator and co-host of the No.1 women’s podcast, The High Low. Pandora also hosts Doing It Right and the 8-part BBC Radio 4 docu-series, Pieces of Britney. Bernardine’s book choices are:  ** The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison ** Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde ** The Bone People by Keri Hulme ** The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta ** Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner.  Produced by Bird Lime Media. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


13 Sep 2021

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Bernardine Evaristo on Black British identity and her Booker-winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other

Writers and Company from CBC Radio

In this conversation from January 2020, the award-winning British author spoke with Eleanor about amplifying the voices of marginalized people through literature.


8 Aug 2021

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102 - Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo

The Bookstore

This week we read and discuss Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo. It's Becca's pick for our July prompt: to read a book by an author you have loved before. Next time we will be talking about Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstore' at checkout.  Website | Patreon


8 Jul 2021