Bernardine Evaristo and Michael Palin will appear at events the National Theatre in London as part of Penguin Live onstage talks in March.
Evaristo will grace the Lyttelton stage on 12th March to discuss her Booker Prize-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton), how it feels to be the first black woman to win the award and why she considers it such an exciting time to be a black female writer.
Organisers said of the event run between the National Theatre and Penguin Live: "What can this new decade mean for writers and artists of colour in Britain? How can we ensure that the explosion of books and art by people, and particularly women, of colour aren’t a fad but are the foundations of our future?"
Palin will talk about his latest book On North Korea and Other Travels, Cornerstone (pictured left) also on the Lyttelton stage on 17th March.
"Michael will discuss his most recent travels into the notoriously secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea," organisers said. "A land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside still operates as a peasant economy while the cities boast gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious underground commuter stations; a country that inspires fear and fascination in equal measure."