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Bonnie Greer OBE

City Lit Fellow

Bonnie Greer OBE is an American-British playwright, novelist, critic and broadcaster, who has lived in the UK since 1986. She was one of our guest speakers during last year’s Classics Week where she discussed Power, Race & Identity in ancient Rome with Olivette Otele.

Her plays have been produced in London, Chicago, New York City, and at the Edinburgh Festival. Bonnie is a former Deputy Chair of the British Museum and has been on the boards of RADA; the Royal Opera House; and the Serpentine Gallery.

"I am proud and happy to be honoured by an institution that was founded on the principle that the life of the mind is the right of us all. And that still exists in the light of that principle."