Women’s Prize Live with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Event details

Sunday 6th Dec 2020

Zoom Online Event

The Women’s Prize Trust is delighted to present an evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, ‘Winner of Winners’ of 25 years of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, chaired by Kate Mosse, Prize Founder Director.

An exclusive live interview and actor reading

Get a front row seat for a special evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who has just been voted the Women’s Prize for Fiction’s ‘Winner of Winners’ for her novel Half of a Yellow Sun in a public vote to celebrate 25 years of the Prize.

Chimamanda will discuss her writing process, inspirations and career live from Lagos, Nigeria in conversation with screenwriter and podcaster Jola Ayeye; plus a behind-the-scenes film of Chimamanda in her Lagos home.

Award-winning actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, The Morning Show, Motherless Brooklyn, Black Mirror) will also perform a reading from Chimamanda’s winning book Half of a Yellow Sun.

A chance to ask your questions live

You will also have the opportunity for you to ask your questions in a live audience Q&A session, chaired by Kate Mosse, Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and bestselling novelist.

Don’t miss the chance to join us for this unmissable evening – the final event in our 25th anniversary year of #ReadingWomen.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in numerous publications. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2007 (then the Orange Prize) and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, a New York Times Notable Book, and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year; and the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck, which was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Her latest novel Americanah, was published around the world in 2013, and has received numerous accolades, including winning the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and The Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction; and being named one of The New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.

Sunday 6th December 7-8pm
Tickets £10 (or £25 with a special edition copy of Half of a Yellow Sun)
This event will be hosted on Zoom 

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