An Evening with Bernardine Evaristo hosted by Jackie Kay

Presented by Manchester Literature Festival

The first Black woman and the first Black British author to win the Booker Prize for her stunning novel Girl, Woman, Other, Manchester Literature Festival is thrilled to welcome Anglo-Nigerian writer Bernardine Evaristo for a special event to celebrate her new book Manifesto: On Never Giving Up.

Bernardine has spent three decades as a trailblazing writer, mentor and activist and Manifesto is her intimate and inspirational, no-holds-barred account of how she did it. Bernardine will discuss her ground-breaking work including her many brilliant novels (Mr Loverman, Blonde Roots), her poetry and her theatre dramas with fellow writer and MLF Patron Jackie Kay.

Presented by Manchester Literature Festival and sponsored by Weightmans.

MLF Membership starts at £20 per annum and is available here.


1 hour and 20 minutes

  • Ticket & copy of Manifesto – £30
  • Ticket only – £16

Copies of Manifesto: On Never Giving Up will be available to collect before the event.

  • Running time: 80mins (no interval) approx.
  • Bernadine will be signing copies of their book after the event