Bonnie Greer is an author and award-winning playwright and has written more than a dozen radio plays, a short film, a documentary, two novels and a biography. She studied acting under David Mamet and has played Joan of Arc on the Paris stage. Ms Greer has lived in the United Kingdom since 1986, and was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2010 for her contribution to the arts. She is the Chancellor of Kingston University and deputy chair of the British Museum. She's also a prominent social critic and commentator, appearing on shows like the BBC's Question Time. Her new memoir is called A Parallel Life.