** WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 ** It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from …
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020
This is Britain as you've never seen it. This is Britain as it has never been told.
From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl Woman Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years.
They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope...
'Masterful... A choral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain' Elle
'Exceptional. Ambitious, flowing and all-encompassing, an offbeat narrative that'll leave your mind in an invigorated whirl... [It] unites poetry, social history, women's voices and beyond. You have to order it right now' Stylist
'Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life' Ali Smith, author of How to be both
'Sparkling, inventive' Sunday Times
'Funny, sad, tender and true, deserves to win awards' Red
'Brims with vitality' Financial Times
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019 *** SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Bernardine Evaristo is the Anglo-Nigerian award-winning author of seven books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora: past, present, real, imagined. Her writing also spans short fiction, reviews, essays, drama and writing for BBC radio. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London and Vice Chair of the Royal Society of Literature.
As a literary activist for inclusion, Bernardine Evaristo has founded several successful initiatives including Theatre of Black Women (1982-86), Spread the Word writer development agency (1995-present); The Complete Works mentoring scheme for poets of colour (2007-17) and the Brunel International African Poetry Prize (2012 - ongoing).
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