Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo (born 1959) is a British author.

Evaristo was born in London to an English mother and Nigerian Father. She was raised in Woolwich.

Evaristo has also written for theatre, print media, and radio. She has held academic positions as Visiting Professor at Barnard College/Columbia University in New York City, Writer-in-Residence at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, and Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts.

Her most recent novel is "Blonde Roots", published in 2008 by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. In this novel she has created a world where Africans enslave Europeans. Her novel-in-verse "Lara" will be republished, revised in form, with new material and renamed "Omolara" by Bloodaxe Books in 2009.


"Blonde Roots" (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, 2008 & Riverhead/Penguin, USA in 2009)
"Soul Tourists" (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, 2005)
"The Emperor's Babe" (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, 2001)
"Lara" (Angela Royal Publishing, 1997)


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:Bernardine Evaristo - [ Webcast interview at Library of Congress.]

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