Diana Evans

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Diana Evans is a British author of Nigerian and English descent. Her bestselling debut novel, 26a, won the inaugural Orange Award for New Writers and the British Book Awards deciBel Writer of the Year prize. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel, the Guardian First Book, the Commonwealth Best First Book and the Times/Southbank Show Breakthrough awards, and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, The Wonder, was also published to critical acclaim and is under option for TV dramatisation. Evans was nominated for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction for her third novel, Ordinary People, which was a New Yorker, New Statesman and Financial Times book of the year, was shortlisted ...more

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Ordinary People

3.38 avg rating — 7,134 ratings — published 2018 — 16 editions
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26a

3.54 avg rating — 1,255 ratings — published 2005 — 38 editions
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The Wonder

3.30 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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The Good Journal #4

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New Daughters of Africa

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Too Much Too Young

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“It’s hard to think about nothing. I’ve tried it. You end up thinking about everything and getting stressed out. It’s best to just think of one thing. A good thing.”
Diana Evans, 26a: A Novel

“It wasn’t you, you know,’ Michael said in the end. ‘That wasn’t the reason. You were just a device in the machine of our breaking, and we needed to break. It’s not so bad, when it finally happens. You think the world is going to collapse around you but it doesn’t. You can see yourself clearly again. You realise that the fear was the worst thing.”
Diana Evans, Ordinary People

“I needed somewhere that wasn't bad. I wanted to be light and happy like you, and I wanted never for you to see the dark. I was scared I would infect you with terrible feelings and pictures in my head of walking out in front of the traffic and - No. That's not for you, see? Not for you to hear. I needed you to be my sunlight, Bessi,' and here George paused and her words became very small, 'I lost mine, I lost it.”
Diana Evans, 26a

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