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

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”.

Evaristo shared a message originally posted by Twitter account, Booklove Multicultural Travelling Book Carnival, featuring a BBC journalist reporting on the Turner Prize, which saw all four shortlisted artists awarded the prize. The reporter appears to refer to Evaristo as “another author” who shared the prize with Atwood ...

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