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Sunday 6 December 2020

Women's Prize Live with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 'Winner of Winners'

Intelligence Squared is delighted to be supporting the Women’s Prize Trust who are hosting a special event with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, ‘Winner of Winners’ of 25 years of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, chaired by Kate Mosse, Prize Founder Director.

Chimamanda 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. In this event she will discuss her writing process, inspirations and career live from Lagos, Nigeria. The evening will also feature a behind-the-scenes film of Chimamanda in her Lagos home. In addition, a well-known actor (to be revealed) will perform a reading from Chimamanda’s winning book Half of a Yellow Sun.

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions in a live audience Q&A session.

Don’t miss the chance to join us for this very special evening – the final event in the Women’s Prize Trust 25th anniversary year of #ReadingWomen.

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Women's Prize Live with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 'Winner of Winners'


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Speaker
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Award-winning Nigerian-born novelist

Chair
  • Kate Mosse

    International bestselling author


Location
  • Online event
Time
  • Sunday 6 December 2020
  • 7pm to 8pm GMT



Speakers

Speaker

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Award-winning Nigerian-born novelist


Award-winning Nigerian-born novelist. 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; 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 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. It was 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.
Chair

Kate Mosse

International bestselling author


No 1 international bestselling novelist, non-fiction author and playwright, known for her multimillion-selling Languedoc Trilogy – ​Labyrinth, Sepulchre ​and​ Citadel – as well as her Gothic fiction, including The Taxidermist's Daughter, which she is currently adapting for the stage. Her novel ​The Burning Chambers is the first in an epic historical adventure quartet set against the backdrop of the Wars of Religion in France. The second novel in 'The Burning Chambers' series, The City of Tears – set in Paris, Amsterdam and Chartres – will be published in January 2021. She is the Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, chairs Platform events for the National Theatre and hosts the pre/post performance interview series at Chichester Festival Theatre.