She kept her eyes on the prize

Bernardine Evaristo, the first black woman to win the Booker, recounts her lengthy journey from grotty London flats to an audience with the Queen in her eventful hymn to perseverance, writes

Kadish Morris

Manifesto: On Never Giving Up Bernardine Evaristo Hamish Hamilton, £14.99, pp208 Bernardine Evaristo always fancied winning the Booker prize. When Lara, her semi-autobiographical verse novel fictionalising her family history, was published in 1997,...

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