Arts & Culture
Yomi Adegoke & Bernardine Evaristo: The List
- 9:00 pm
20 July 2023
Southbank Centre | £15 – £26.99
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Journalist and co-author of Slay In Your Lane Yomi Adegoke launches her sensational debut novel in conversation with Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo.
Ola Olajide, a high-profile journalist at Womxxxn magazine, is marrying the love of her life in one month’s time.
Young, beautiful, successful – she and her fiancé Michael are the ‘couple goals’ of their social networks and seem to have it all.
That is, until one morning when they both wake up to the same message: ‘Oh my god, have you seen The List?’
It began as a crowdsourced collection of names and somehow morphed into an anonymous account posting allegations on social media.
Ola would usually be the first to support such a list – she’d retweet it, call for the men to be fired, write article after article. Except this time, Michael’s name is on it.
Compulsively page-turning, wildly entertaining and piercing with fearless insight, The List is a remarkable, page-turning debut novel about secrets, lies and our lives online.
Yomi Adegoke is a multi-award-winning journalist and author. She is currently a columnist at The Guardian and British Vogue and is the former host of the Women’s Fiction Prize podcast.
In 2018, she co-wrote the bestselling book Slay In Your Lane and the same year was named one of the most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. She also was awarded the Groucho Maverick and Marie Clare Future Shaper awards. In 2021, she was named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.
In 2019, Bernardine Evaristo was the first Black woman to win the Booker Prize, with Girl, Woman, Other, her eighth book, which became a global bestseller. Her memoir, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, was published in 2021. She is President of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London.
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