The author of 10 books, Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize 2019 with her novel Girl, Woman, Other, an international bestseller. In 2021, she published a memoir, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up (2021), her first non-fiction book, followed by Look Again: Feminism for Tate Britain (2021). She has chaired and judged many prizes including the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2021) and received many honours including the British Book Award’s Fiction Book of the Year & Author of the Year (2020.)

She has been the subject of two documentary series, Imagine and The Southbank Show, and as an arts activist she has set up many successful arts inclusion projects and curates a black British literature publishing series with Penguin UK called Black Britain: Writing Back.

She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London, an Honorary Fellow of St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, an International Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and President of the Royal Society of Literature, the first person of colour to hold the position since it was founded in 1820.