Bernardine Evaristo News
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Bernardine Evaristo called out the BBC for a news item which referred to the Booker Prize as being shared between Margaret Atwood and "another author". For her book Girl, Woman, Other, Evaristo is the first black woman to win the prestigious award. The BBC has since apologised.
Booker Prize 2019 jointly awarded to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo for patriarchy-dismantling novels
Bernardine Evaristo is the first black woman to win the Booker Prize, while Atwood has previously won for 2000's The Blind Assassin.
Girl, Woman, Other review: Bernardine Evaristo's novel is a boisterous, life-affirming storytelling experiment
Bernardine Evaristo has said that her theatre writing and poetry background have seeped into her novel, and Girl, Woman, Other is written in a style that she calls 'fusion fiction': free-flowing, unpunctuated, with a cadence that — in the best portions — approaches lyricism