Drama in Domesticity: Diana Evans' Ordinary People

Saturday 12 October 2019
11.30am - 12.30pm

Insightful and incisive, Diana Evans is a writer rooted in the 21st Century seeking to deliver meaning and understanding at a time of often overwhelming noise and distraction. She will discuss the themes arising from her closely observed fiction – family life, marriage, children and black culture – before taking audience questions.


The inaugural winner of the Orange Award for New Writers, Diana Evans is the author of three novels; Ordinary People, The Wonder and 26a. Ordinary People was selected in the New Yorker Best Books of 2018, and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.

Could easily be reimagined for the screen, though the film would not capture the sheer energy and effervescence of Evans’s funny, sad, magnificent prose

The Guardian

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