BOOKER Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo MBE will be this year’s Golding Speaker at the Marlborough Literary Festival in September.

She first came to LitFest in 2013 and will be back after winning the 2019 Booker Prize for Girl, Woman, Other, an honour she shared with Margaret Atwood and The Testaments.

Marlborough LitFest hosts an annual Golding Speaker to highlight Marlborough’s connection with the Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winner, William Golding. Past Golding Speakers include Ben Okri, Rose Tremain, Will Self and Lionel Shriver.

Kay Newman of LitFest said: “We are thrilled that Bernardine is coming. To have a recent Booker Prize-winner attending the LitFest is a real feather in our cap.”

Festival brochures will be available in late June.