Evaristo, Bernadine

About Bernadine Evaristo

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Portrait and Profile (National Portrait Gallery)



Corrigan, Maureen. “Class, Culture And Sexual Identity Take Center Stage In Girl, Woman, Other.” NPR, 13 Dec. 2019

Garner, Dwight. “Girl, Woman, Other, a Big, Busy Novel About New Ways of Living.” The New York Times, 4 Nov. 2019

Charles, Ron. “Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other Received Half a Booker Prize, but it Deserves All the Glory.” The Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2019

Frazer-Carroll, Micha. “Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Review – Joy as Well as Struggle.” The Guardian, 8 May 2019

Gee, Maggie. “Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo – Review.” The Guardian, 31 Aug. 2013

Crane, David. “Mr. Loverman.” Spectator, 14 Sep. 2013

Field, Douglas. “Bricks in a Wall.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 5759, 2013

Cheuse, Alan. “Off the Air.” World Literature Today, vol. 83, no. 4, 2009

Armah, Esther. “Booktalk: White Slaves - New Path to Discuss Race.” New York Amsterdam News, vol. 100, no. 12, 2009

Phillips, Rowan Ricardo. “The Emperor’s Babe.” Callaloo, vol. 27, no. 2, 2004

Berger, Roger A. “The Emperor’s Babe.” Library Journal, vol. 127, no. 7, 2002

Zaleski, Jeff. “The Emperor’s Babe.” Publishers Weekly, vol. 249, no. 8, 2002



Hampson, Laura and Emily Maddick. “Bernardine Evaristo: GLAMOUR’s Women of the Year - Gamechanging Author on How Winning the Booker Prize Gave Her a Platform for Activism.” Glamour Magazine, 14 Mar. 2021

Pometsey, Olive. “Bernardine Evaristo: ‘When We’re Considered a Minority, there’ll Always be a Battle to be Included’.” GQ Magazine, 23 Jan. 2021

Gentleman, Amelia. “Bernardine Evaristo: 'It’s Shocking that People Don’t Understand Britain’s Involvement in Slavery'.” The Guardian, 19 Jun. 2020

Tepper, Anderson. “The Little Book That Could: How Bernardine Evaristo Became an International Writer-to-Watch in 2019.” Vanity Fair, 13 Dec. 2019

Gatti, Tom. “’We Are Pretty Invisible in Fiction’: Bernadine Evaristo on Power, Racism and Her Wild Eighties Days.” New Statesman, 23 Oct. 2019

Sethi, Anita. “Bernardine Evaristo: ‘I Want to Put Presence into Absence’.” The Guardian, 27 Apr. 2019

Niven, Alastair. “Bernadine Evaristo.” Writing across Worlds: Contemporary Writers Talk, Nasta (ed.), 2004



Moji, Polo B. “The Hauntological Imaginary in Bernadine Evaristo's Soul Tourists (2005).” Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, vol 56, no. 1, 2019

Karschay, Stephan and Joanna Rostek. “'Man Haf Fe Do Wha Man Haf Fe Do': Humour and Identity (Re)Formation in Bernadine Evaristo's Mr Loverman.” Anglistik, vol. 27, no. 1, 2016

Kottemann, Kathrin. “Cultural Schizophrenia and Postcolonial Identity in Derek Walcott’s Dream on Monkey Mountain and Bernadine Evaristo’s Lara.” Race and Displacement: Nation, Migration, and Identity in the Twenty-First Century, Marouan and Simmons (eds.), 2013

Rahbek, Ulla. “‘Repping Your Ends’: Imagined Borders in Recent British Multicultural Fiction.” Literature & Theology, vol. 27, no. 4, 2013

Cuder-Domínguez, Pilar. “Ethnic Cartographies of London in Bernadine Evaristo and Zadie Smith.” European Journal of English Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, 2004

Sauerberg, Lars Ole. “Repositioning Narrative: The Late-Twentieth-Century Verse Novels of Vikram Seth, Derek Walcott, Craig Raine, Anthony Burgess, and Bernadine Evaristo.” Orbis Litterarum, vol. 59, no. 6, 2004




Girl, Woman, Other (2019)

Mr. Loverman (2013)

Hello Mum (2010)

Blonde Roots (2008)

Soul Tourists (2005)

The Emperor’s Babe (2001)

Lara (1997)


Poetry Collections

Island of Abraham (1994)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“Bernardine Evaristo: The Forgotten Black British Novels Everyone Should Read.” The Guardian, 30 Jan. 2021

“A Letter to My Post-Lockdown Self: ‘Keep Listening to the Birds’.” The Guardian, 23 May 2020

“The White Man’s Liberation Front.” New Statesman, 1 Apr. 2020

“The Road not Taken: Bernadine Evaristo on Her Career in the Theatre.” New Statesman, 12 Dec. 2019

“Without Youth Theatre, I Would Never Have Won the Booker Prize.” The Guardian, 24 Oct. 2019

“Bernardine Evaristo: 'These Are Unprecedented Times for Black Female Writers'.” The Guardian, 19 Oct. 2019

“Bernardine Evaristo on Woolwich: 'We Weren’t Allowed to Play Outside'.” The Guardian, 7 Sep. 2019

“‘We Always Knew She Was on Our Side’: Bernardine Evaristo on Toni Morrison.” The Guardian, 10 Aug. 2019

The Nowhere Man by Kamala Markandaya Review – Worryingly Relevant.” The Guardian, 29 Jul. 2019

Marlon JamesBlack Leopard, Black Wolf: A Work of Literary Magic.” New Statesman, 20 Feb. 2019

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Review – Deliciously Daring.” The Guardian, 31 Dec. 2018

“Bernardine Evaristo: ‘The Book that Made Me Cry? I’m as Tough as Old Boots’.” The Guardian, 9 Nov. 2018

“The Urgency of Jesmyne Ward.” New Statesman, 19 May 2018

The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla Review – Funny and Fascinating.” The Guardian, 16 Apr. 2018

“Bernadine Evaristo on Sweet Honey on the Rock: ‘They Encapsulate the Early Years of Black Feminism.’” New Statesman, 20 Dec. 2017

“United States of Prejudice: Claudia Rankine’s Powerful Interrogations of Racism.” New Statesman, 3 Mar. 2017

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Review – Dreams and Danger on the Streets of New York.” The Guardian, 19 Feb. 2017

Orange Is the New Black Shows what Internet Television Can Do.” New Statesman, 27 Dec. 2016

“Ta-Nehesi Coates and Writing about Racism in America.” New Statesman, 22 Mar. 2016

As editor with Karen McCarthy Woolf. “Black Britain: Beyond Definition [Special Issue].” Wasafiri, vol. 25, no. 4, 2010


Audio- and Audiovisual Material

Booker Prize Winner, Bernardine Evaristo, Full Q&A at The Oxford Union, YouTube, 20 Jun. 2020

Bernardine Evaristo's Waterstones Bristol Literary Takeover, YouTube, 18 Mar. 2020

Bernardine Evaristo on Black British Identity and Her Booker-Winning Novel, Girl, Woman, Other, CBC, 17 Jan. 2020

Bernardine Evaristo on Her Historic Booker Win, CNN, 9 Dec. 2019

Bernardine Evaristo: The Waterstones Interview - Booker Prize 2019 Winner, YouTube, 17 Oct. 2019

Bernardine Evaristo Reading and in Conversation at #BritLitBerlin​ 2017, YouTube, 12 Feb. 2017