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Bernardine Evaristo, Andrew Marr and Ali Smith pick their favourite books of 2019.

Bernardine Evaristo won the 2019 Booker Prize for her novel "Girl, Woman, Other." "I wanted to put as many black British women into it as possible — to show the heterogeneity of who we are in this society," the author says.

"To quote the Academy Award winner Mo’Nique: I would like to see it." @Rumaan  on Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker winner “Girl, Woman, Other”:

Bernardine Evaristo is a gifted portraitist, and one marvels at both the people she conjures and the unexpected way she reveals them, writes @Rumaan :

Like Alison Bechdel, Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo "has a gift for appraising the lives of her characters with sympathy and grace while gently skewering some of their pretensions," says @DwightGarner 

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker prize 2019

"This is incredible" The Booker Prize judges broke their own rules by declaring a tie between Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo, insisting they "couldn't separate" the two books [Tap to expand]

The Booker Prize has 2 winners after judges rebelled: Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” and Bernardine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other”

Authors Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo won the prestigious Booker Prize. Evaristo is the first Black woman to win in its 50-year history. She said: "It is great to be the first, but I shouldn't be the first."

“We’re seeing the kind of street-level racism that I thought disappeared." Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo says despite progress in tackling racism we are also seeing regression and backlash.

This year's Booker Prize goes against the rules and traditions of the award, naming joint winners. This is Margaret Atwood's second Booker Prize, and she will be the oldest recipient at 79. Bernardine Evaristo will be the first ever black woman to win it.

It's a tie: Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo split the Booker Prize after the judging panel rips up the rulebook and refuses to name one winner for the prestigious fiction trophy.

Canadian author Margaret Atwood and Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo win the 2019 Booker Prize.

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