Bernardine Evaristo Wants to Make Sure Black British Women Have Their Say

When Bernardine Evaristo was named joint winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize with author Margaret Atwood in October, most people celebrated the fact that she was the first black woman to win the prestigious literary award.

For followers of her work, seeing Girl, Woman, Other — a book centered around black British women — take the prize signaled the potential for greater inclusivity within the publishing industry. Her win also felt like a long overdue celebration of a woman who has advocated for greater diversity in the British arts for nearly 40 years.

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