Bernardine Evaristo is the 2019 winner of the Booker Prize for Girl, Woman, Other, which was a #1 national bestseller and a winner and finalist for many awards including the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Dublin Literary Award. Evaristo is the author of eight other books that explore aspects of the African diaspora. Her writing spans verse fiction, short fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism, and drama. Evaristo is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London, an Honorary Fellow of St Ann’s College, University of Oxford, and Vice President of the Royal Society of Literature. She received an OBE in 2020, and lives in London with her husband. Her most recent book is Manifesto: On Never Giving Up.