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Where to start reading Bernardine Evaristo’s books

Loved Girl, Woman, Other and now want to read some more of the Booker Prize-winner's work? Here's our guide on where to begin.

Where to start reading Bernardine Evaristo's books
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Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other is one of those books it's hard to miss, and for good reason. The extraordinary Booker Prize-winning novel follows a cast of 12 characters and is told in a prose that at times feels like poetry. 

But while Girl, Woman, Other is the book that brought Evaristo to many people's attention, she has a number of other brilliant books under her belt. 

Evaristo, who is professor of creative writing at Brunel University in London, explores aspects of the African diaspora through her work. Her style is often been playful and experimental, as she blends past and present, real and imagined.

Girl, Woman, Other won Evaristo one of the biggest prizes in books, but her other work has also earned her accolades.

Here are the books from Evaristo's backlist we recommend, which will show you why she's deserving of all those prizes. 

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