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Breaking Ground

Bernardine Evaristo and Mike McCormack with Alex Clark

Friday 22 May 5:30PM
Tickets: £10 – £20

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Awarding-winning authors of experimental writing Bernardine Evaristo and Mike McCormack discuss breaking tradition and letting content dictate form with journalist and broadcaster Alex Clark.

Bernardine Evaristo’s work spans an enormous range of genres, from novels to radio drama, and describes her Booker Prize-winning novel ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ as ‘fusion fiction’. Mike McCormack’s ‘Solar Bones’, which won both the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize and the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award, is equally experimental, featuring only a single sentence, with all events written as a recollection from the present.

Together, they explore what draws writers to play with form.

Limited number of under-30s tickets available for £10

Supported by Hurstpierpoint College

Photo: Bernardine Evaristo ©Jennie Scott

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