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Photos | Bernardine Evaristo Is the First Guest on the Vogue Talks Series 

Last Tuesday, February 25, Bernardine Evaristo was at Vogue House in London for the launch of the new Vogue Talks series. Following a brief cocktail session, the Booker Prize winner read her fantasy short story, “Star of the Season,” which appeared in the March issue of British Vogue. The story is set in a world […]

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Bernardine Evaristo Has a Fantasy Short Story in Vogue UK’s March Issue

Bernardine Evaristo has a new short story, “Star of the Season,” in Vogue UK’s March issue. Set in a world of high-concept couture, it focuses on a cybernetic socialite who decides the future of fashion. This issue of the magazine, its “Spring Fashion Issue,” has the Russian supermodel Irina Shayk on the cover. The Booker […]

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Event | Bernardine Evaristo & Marlon James in Conversation at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

Bernardine Evaristo and Marlon James will be in conversation at Columbia University, New York, in March. The Booker Prize winners are two of the three recent Black recipients of the prize: James won in 2015 for A Brief History of Seven Killings, the first Jamaican to do so, and Evaristo in 2019 for Girl, Woman, […]

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Margaret Busby Is Chair of Judges for 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction 

Margaret Busby, the legendary Ghanaian-born editor and first black female publisher in the UK, has been announced as chair of the judges for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction. She is joined on the panel by Lemn Sissay, author of the memoir My Name is Why and acclaimed poet whose Landmark poems have been inscribed […]

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I Long Ago Chose to Take My Community with Me on My Creative Journey | Bernardine Evaristo

This reflection, in a slightly different version, was first published on Bernardine Evaristo’s website: bevaristo.com. All images are credited to Evaristo. Visit the site to see more accompanying photographs.   As a new year begins, I reflect on my amazing good fortune since winning the Booker Prize on October 14. Every day, I marvel at […]

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BBC Apologises to Bernardine Evaristo Over Presenter’s “Another Author” Reference, Following Twitter Backlash

Last night, the BBC was at the receiving end of a storm on Twitter when a presenter failed to name Bernardine Evaristo in a reference to the Booker Prize she shared with Margaret Atwood. The presenter, who is male and white, named Atwood but described Evaristo as “another author.” The gaffe came during a live […]

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The Guardian UK Criticized for Headline Calling Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker Prize-winning Novel Obscure

Right after Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood were announced joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, the UK’s The Guardian published a piece examining the judges’ decision to settle on two winners. The opinion, by the newspaper’s fiction editor Justine Jordan, was given a curious headline: “Booker judges split between huge event novel […]

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Bernardine Evaristo’s Joint Win of the Booker Prize, with Margaret Atwood, Makes Her the First Black Woman & Second Nigerian to Receive the Honour

The Nigerian-British novelist Bernardine Evaristo has been awarded the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, for her novel Girl, Woman, Other, her eighth book in a career gloriously distinguished both by experimental fiction and exceptional community service. It was a joint win with the Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood, whose The Testament, the sequel to the classic […]

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