Virtual Book Club at the MFA: Girl, Woman, Other
In 2020, the monthly Book Club with the MFA discussions are centered on topical issues and themes universal to all: empowerment, artistic and creative excellence, and the push for equality for all. For September, we are reading Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, and will join together on Zoom to explore the book, its characters, themes and more! This online event is free, but registration is required and will be limited to 50 participants. Register by clicking here.
Teeming with life, Girl, Woman, Other is a love song to modern British and Black womanhood. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of 12 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. Joyful and vibrantly contemporary, this is a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible.
British writer Bernardine Evaristo is the award-winning author of eight books and numerous other published and produced works that span the genres of novels, poetry, verse fiction, short fiction, essays, literary criticism, and radio and theatre drama. Her writing and projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London. Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize 2019, and in 2020, the British Book Award’s Author of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year, and the Indie Book Award for Fiction. The novel was also a #1 The Sunday Times bestseller for five weeks and in the Top 10 for 25 weeks. Evaristo is the first woman of color to achieve this position in The Sunday Times paperback fiction chart.