Girl, Woman, Other

by Bernardine Evaristo


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Joint Winner of the Booker Prize 2019

About this book:

Teeming with life and crackling with energy – a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood.

Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years.

Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible. This is such a timely novel it should be widely read.

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 and joint winner of the Booker 2019.

Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2019


‘A choral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain’

‘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.’

‘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’

‘Brims with vitality’
Financial Times



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