Elizabeth Nunez and Bernardine Evaristo talk about the writing life and read from their new books.
Not for Everyday Use is a riveting memoir in which Elizabeth Nunez wrestles with her mother's determination to have her leave her Trinidadian homeland for America. Nunez is the award-winning author of eight novels; she serves as Distinguished Professor at Hunter College, CUNY, where she teaches fiction writing.
Bernardine Evaristo's new novel, Mr. Loverman, is about two elderly gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world. Evaristo, one of Britain's most exciting and original authors, was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (2004) and of the Royal Society of Arts (2006).