Bernardine Evaristo

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Novelist Bernardine Evaristo to be president of Royal Society of Literature
Author best known for Booker-winning Girl, Woman, Other will be first writer of colour in position

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Show me the happy: art, theatre and music that celebrates Black joy
From lovers at Pride to side-splitting comedy to a rallying rap, our critics rejoice in a variety of joyful Black art

Yomi Adegoke, Sara Collins, Micha Frazer-Carroll, Jason Okundaye and Jenessa Williams

08, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more
From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginations

Interviews by Lucy Knight

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Manifesto by Bernardine Evaristo review – a rallying cry
A memoir and manual of careers advice for creatives

Kuba Shand-Baptiste

13, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo review – voyage of discovery
The first black woman to win the Booker recounts her lengthy journey from grotty London flats to making history with Girl, Woman, Other in her eventful hymn to perseverance

Kadish Morris

10, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Bernardine Evaristo picks black authors for London ‘short story stations’
Author teams up with Canary Wharf to distribute short works by five writers during Black History Month

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

05, Oct, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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English exam board doubles choice of books by writers of colour
Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other amongst new books on OCR’s English literature curriculum

Sally Weale Education correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Women’s prize for fiction goes to Susanna Clarke’s ‘mind-bending’ Piranesi
Clarke’s follow-up to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was praised by judges as ‘a truly original, unexpected flight of fancy’

Alison Flood

08, Sep, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Legends of the fall: the 50 biggest books of autumn 2021
From new novels by Sally Rooney and Colson Whitehead to Michel Barnier’s take on Brexit, Bernardine Evaristo’s manifesto and diaries from David Sedaris – all the releases to look out for

Justine Jordan and Katy Guest

04, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Salman Rushdie and Bernardine Evaristo on shortlist for more diverse UK exam texts
OCR board asks teachers to vote on books to make A-level and GCSE English courses more inclusive

Richard Adams Education editor

01, May, 2021 @8:55 AM

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From sisterly love to frenemies: the best female friendships in books
Whether it is Vera Brittain or Elena Ferrante, women’s relationships have provided succour in troubled times, writes Lucy Jago

Lucy Jago

05, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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