Bernardine Evaristo


Bernardine Evaristo MBE is the award-winning author of nine books of fiction and verse fiction including Girl, Woman, Other (Penguin 2019), Mr Loverman (Penguin, 2013), Lara (Bloodaxe, 2009), Blonde Roots (Penguin, 2008) and The Emperor’s Babe (Penguin 2001). Her work includes drama and other writing for BBC Radio 3 & 4, as well as fiction, poetry, memoir, theatre drama and essays. She has judged and chaired many literary prizes and founded The Complete Works poetry development scheme for poets of colour in 2007, and the Brunel International African Poetry Prize in 2011. In 2004 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; in 2006 she was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; and in 2017 she was elected a Fellow of the English Association. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London.

Books by Bernardine Evaristo