Anglo-Nigerian writer Bernardine Evaristo is the celebrated author of eight books, including the Man Booker Prize winning Girl, Woman, Other (2019). She is the first black woman to win the Booker Prize. Her writing is characterized by experimentation, subversion, and challenging the myths of various Afro-diasporic histories and identities, and her books range in genre from poetry to short story to drama to criticism. She lives in London.
Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014), making him the first Jamaican author to take home the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award. Born in Jamaica in 1970, he lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and New York and teaches English and creative writing at Macalester College. His other works include John Crow's Devil (2005), The Book of Night Women (2009), and Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019).
Kaiama Glover (moderator) is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French & Africana Studies at Barnard College. Having received a B.A. in French History and Literature and Afro-American Studies from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in French and Romance Philology from Columbia University, Professor Glover joined the faculty in 2002. Her teaching and research interests include francophone literature, particularly that of Haiti and the French Antilles; colonialism and postcolonialism; and sub-Saharan francophone African cinema.
Sponsored by The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities; The School of the Arts; The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma; Barnard Center for Research on Women; African American and African Diaspora and the Institute for Research in African American Studies
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