Bio from wikipedia
Bernardine Evaristo, MBE FRSL FRSA, FEA (born 1959), is a British author of eight works of fiction. Her latest novel is Girl, Woman, Other, which jointly won the Man Booker Prize in 2019 and is shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2019. Her writing also includes short fiction, drama, poetry, essays, literary criticism, and projects for stage and radio. Two of her books, The Emperor’s Babe (2001) and Hello Mum, have been adapted into BBC Radio 4 dramas. She is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London and the vice-chair of the Royal Society of Literature.