Bernardine Evaristo

Introducing Bernardine Evaristo

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

We are delighted to introduce Bernardine Evaristo, Professor of Creative Writing, Brunel University London, Booker Prize Winner 2019, Sunday Times Bestseller and British author.

Bernardine won the Booker Prize 2019 with Girl, Woman, Other (Penguin 2019), her eighth book, becoming the first black woman and first black British person to win the world’s most prestigious prize for the novel.

It is a Sunday Times #1 bestseller and has been in the Top 10 list for 25 weeks to date. It was also a Barack Obama Top 19 Book of 2019.

In 2020 Bernardine was named Author of the Year at the British Book Awards, where she also received the British Book Award for Fiction. The novel also won the Indie Book Award for Fictio

Since 1996 she has accepted over 200 international invitations to tour as a writer.

A staunch and longstanding activist and advocate for the inclusion of artists and writers of colour, Bernardine has initiated several successful schemes to ensure increased representation in the creative industries: Theatre of Black Women in the 80s, Spread the Word in the 90s, The Complete Works mentoring scheme for poets of colour (2007-2017) and the Brunel International African Poetry Prize in 2012 and ongoing.

Bernardine is available for speaking engagements.

For more information on booking Bernardine, or any of our other speakers, please get in touch.


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Booker Prize Winner 2019, Sunday Times Bestseller