A BBC newsreader referred to Booker Prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo as 'another author'.Read more
Bernardine Evaristo explores living as a woman of colour in her novel Girl, Woman, Other.
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo become the first authors to jointly win the Booker Prize since 1992.
A novel by a London writer has made the shortlist of the prestigious Booker Prize.
Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other, is vying for the top prize alongside five other novels.
Evaristo, from Eltham, south-east London, will find out if she won on 14 October.
The shortlist in full:
- Margaret Atwood - The Testaments
- Lucy Ellmann - Ducks, Newburyport
- Bernardine Evaristo - Girl, Woman, Other
- Chigozie Obioma - An Orchestra of Minorities
- Salman Rushdie - Quichotte
- Elif Shafak - 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World