To mark our Lit in Colour campaign, Bernardine Evaristo, Diana Evans, Avni Doshi and more reflect on the literature they wished they'd discovered back in the classroom.
Fatima Bhutto, Donal Ryan, Avni Doshi and more on the reads that brightened their year.
From stirring novels to tender biographies, thought-provoking journalism to the books that captured lockdown, these are the titles that best reflected this extraordinary year.
Derek Owusu is a writer, poet and podcaster from north London. He discovered his passion for literature at the age of twenty-three while studying exercise science at university. Unable to afford a change of degree, Derek began reading voraciously and sneaking into English Literature lectures at the University of Manchester. Derek edited and contributed to Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space. That Reminds Me, his first solo work, won the Desmond Elliott Prize 2020.
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