Bernardine Evaristo is an author and Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London. Evaristo is a joint winner of the Booker Prize for her book Girl, Woman, Other (2019). The author of seven other books, her writing is focused on African diaspora interests and is characterized by unique temporal, spatial and stylistic experiments that connect and explore the borders of genre, race, gender, culture, history and sexuality. She has accepted over 170 invitations to present her work and ideas worldwide and frequently appears at literary events in Britain. In 2004 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and is its Vice Chair; in 2006 she was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and in 2009 she was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.