Girl, Woman, Other
by Evaristo, Bernardine
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An energetic, polyphonic novel comprised of the intermingled experiences of twelve characters, most of whom are black British women. Presents a sense of the changing nature of London, comparable to "Swing Time".
Bernardine Evaristo, MBE, is the award-winning author of eight books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora. Her novel Girl, Woman, Other made her the first black woman to win the Booker Prize in 2019, as well winning the Fiction Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards in 2020, where she also won Author of the Year, and the Indie Book Award. She also became the first woman of colour and black British writer to reach No.1 in the UK paperback fiction chart in 2020. Her writing spans reviews, essays, drama and radio, and she has edited and guest-edited national publications, including The Sunday Time's Style magazine. Her other awards and honours include an MBE in 2009. Bernardine is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, London, and President of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in London with her husband.www.bevaristo.com
Give [Evaristo] more prizes! All the prizes! It has the pace of a whistle stop tour and yet it seems no detail of the myriad of lives we encounter is missed. Graham Norton via Twitter
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Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
0.195 x 0.132 x 0.033 m; 0.338 kg