We are thrilled to be joined by Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson in conversation with Adjoa Andoh to discuss her debut release, The Principle of Moments. A love letter to Black readers of science-fantasy, The Principle of Moments is a symphonic, centuries-spanning adventure - unmissable for fans of Becky Chambers, V. E. Schwab, and N. K. Jemisin.
Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson is a science-fantasy author and co-founder of the organisation Impact of Omission. Winner of the inaugural Gollancz and Rivers of London BAME SFF Award in 2020, now known as the Future Worlds Prize, her writing is invariably about Black people dismantling space empires, travelling through time, and saving the world - often simultaneously.
Adjoa Andoh won acclaim as Lady Danbury in the Netflix smash Bridgerton - a role that has seen her nominated twice for Outstanding Supporting Actress at the NAACP Image Awards. In a career of almost 40 years, Adjoa has had lead roles at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court Theatre, and in 2019, conceived, co-directed and played Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the UK's first all women-of-colour production. Adjoa is an award winning BBC radio actor and audiobook narrator. She was a judge for the Booker Prize 2023, is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is co-founder of The Future World's Prize for writers of colour.
Please note: Book and ticket option includes a copy of The Principle of Moments (RRP: 18.99) which will be available for collection on the night.