Bernardine Evaristo on the Illusion of Writer’s Block

Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other, which recently won the Booker Prize, is out now from Grove Atlantic. We asked her about writers’ block, her favorite books, and more. * Who do you most wish would read your book? Oprah. I don’t know if her book club has ever featured a novel or book about black Britain, […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-05 09:49:45 UTC ]
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Bernardine Evaristo: 'These are unprecedented times for black female writers'

The first black woman to win the Booker prize argues that a revolution is sweeping through British publishing. But can it lead to lasting change?Chidera Eggerue, AKA The Slumflower, is a social media star, south-east London homegirl and feminist. She first came to prominence in 2017 when she... Continue reading at The Guardian

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BBC accused of 'sidelining' Bernardine Evaristo after historic Booker win

Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo has criticised the BBC for labelling her "another author" whilst describing her double-win with Margaret Atwood, with Evaristo’s agent calling on the broadcaster to apologise for "their erasure of her historic achievement". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other sells in 21 deals with TV auction underway

Following Bernardine Evaristo’s historic Booker Prize win, translation rights to her novel Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton) have been snapped up in 21 territories. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bernardine Evaristo doubles lifetime sales in five days after joint Booker win

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Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo jointly win Booker Prize

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo split the Booker Prize on Monday, after the judging panel ripped up the rule book and refused to name one winner for the prestigious fiction trophy. Continue reading at CBC

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Evaristo and Caldwell make Shafak's top 10 exciting women writers list

Elif Shafak has revealed her selection of ten of the most exciting women writers working in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Got writer's block? Lin-Manuel Miranda has a playlist for you

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Beyond Jokha al-Harthi: Women Writers from the Gulf

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