Project Description

Mark Gevisser

Mark Gevisser’s latest book is The Pink Line: The Worlds Queer Frontiers. TIME magazine chose it as one of its 100 best books of 2020, and it has been longlisted for the Rathbones Folio 2020 Prize. His previous books include Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir, and the award-winning A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream. His journalism, essays and criticism have appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Granta, The New York Review of Books, and many other publications. He has also made documentary films, written TV scripts, and worked as an exhibition curator. Born in Johannesburg in 1964, he was educated at Yale University in the US. Mark has been involved in the anti-apartheid movement, the AIDS movement and the queer rights movement, and was one of the organisers of South Africa’s first Pride march in 1990. He lives outside Cape Town with his life partner.

Sunday 28 February – 16.00 – 16.45