Bernardine Evaristo


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Bernardine Evaristo is the Anglo-Nigerian award-winning author of several books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora: past, present, real, imagined. Her novel Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize in 2019. Her writing also spans short fiction, reviews, essays, drama and writing for BBC radio. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, London, and Vice Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. She was made an MBE in 2009. As a literary activist for inclusion Bernardine has founded a number of successful initiatives, including Spread the Word writer development agency (1995-ongoing); the Complete Works mentoring scheme for poets of colour (2007-2017) and the Brunel International African P ...more

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Girl, Woman, Other

4.43 avg rating — 75,931 ratings — published 2019 — 35 editions
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Mr. Loverman

4.22 avg rating — 2,870 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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Blonde Roots

3.57 avg rating — 2,040 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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The Emperor's Babe

3.76 avg rating — 901 ratings — published 2001 — 13 editions
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Hello Mum

3.44 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Lara

3.89 avg rating — 215 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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Soul Tourists

3.35 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Ten New Poets

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3.83 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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NW15: The Anthology of New ...

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3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2007
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Island of Abraham

3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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