Bernardine Evaristo

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Adjoa Andoh, Russell T Davies and Michaela Coel elected to Royal Society of Literature
The Bridgerton actor, Doctor Who writer and I May Destroy You creator are among 60 new fellows appointed to the UK’s charity for the advancement of literature

Sarah Shaffiand Lucy Knight

12, Jul, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Murdering the competition: Richard Osman thriller tops UK library loans
Stats from 2020-21 reveal that the Pointless presenter’s The Thursday Murder Club is the biggest hit in UK libraries

Sarah Shaffi

09, Jun, 2022 @1:22 PM

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Bernardine Evaristo fears publishers may lose interest in black authors
Diversity in book industry must be sustained, and start at the top, Booker prize-winning author tells Hay festival

Rachel Hall

04, Jun, 2022 @8:39 PM

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Dave Eggers offers to replace books a South Dakota school board wants to pulp
The writer calls the planned destruction of copies of five titles – by Bernardine Evaristo, Alison Bechdel, Imbolo Mbue and Stephen Chbosky as well as his own – ‘an unconscionable horror’

Lucy Knight

06, May, 2022 @3:20 PM

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‘They are totally smashing it!’ Bernardine Evaristo on the artistic triumph of older Black women
Artists, novelists, actors, poets: from the Venice Biennale to Bridgerton, Black women in their 50s and 60s are finally getting the recognition they deserve, says the pioneering Booker winner

Bernardine Evaristo

28, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Waterstones launches scheme to raise £1m for Ukraine
Bernardine Evaristo and Jasper Fforde are among the authors whose books will be sold to raise money for Oxfam’s appeal

Sarah Shaffi

20, Apr, 2022 @10:24 AM

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Hay festival returns with its first in-person event for three years
Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Bernardine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Benedict Cumberbatch are among those taking part in the 11-day gathering in Welsh border town

Lucy Knight

05, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Warsan Shire talks to Bernardine Evaristo about becoming a superstar poet: ‘Beyoncé sent flowers when my children were born’
One is a breakout poet, the other is a Booker-winning champion of Black talent. They swap notes on class, impostor syndrome and the day pop’s biggest star came knocking

Ellen E Jones

26, Feb, 2022 @9:45 AM

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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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