Girl, Woman, Other: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019
by Bernardine Evaristo
Penguin Books Ltd,
3rd March 2020,
The joint Booker winner, a polyphonic collection of 12 voices, mostly black British women, from a young Windrush bride to an activist influencer. "Exuberant, bursting at the seams in delightful ways... If you want to understand modern day Britain, this is the writer to read," said the New Statesman. I've loved Evaristo's novels since I read her reimagining of history Blonde Roots and was shaken to the core; how wonderful that the Booker win is bringing her to a wider audience.