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Girl, Woman, Other

(2019)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel (nominee)
Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE




“A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.” —Booker Prize Judges



Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.



The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley’s former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.



Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.



Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"There is an astonishing uniqueness to Bernardine Evaristo’s writing, but especially showcased in Girl, Woman, Other. How she can speak through twelve different people and give them each such distinct and vibrant voices is astonishing. I loved it. So much." - Candice Carty-Williams

"Bernardine Evaristo’s books are always exciting, always subversive, a reminder of the boundless possibilities of literature and the great worth in reaching for them. Her body of work is incredible." - Diana Evans

"Bernardine Evaristo is without doubt one of the most important voices in contemporary British literature. Her phenomenal writing gets at the heart of what affects and concerns us most in these times." - Jacob Ross

"Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Her tales marry down-to-earth characters with engrossing storylines about the UK today." - Elif Shafak

"Once again, Bernardine Evaristo reminds us she is one of Britain’s best writers, an iconic and unique voice, filled with warmth, subtly and humanity. Girl, Woman, Other is an exceptional work, presenting an alternative history of Britain and a dissection of modern Britain that is witty, exhilarating and wise." - Nikesh Shukla

"Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life." - Ali Smith


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December 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner)
Author(s): Bernardine Evaristo
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Title: Penguin Readers Level 7: Girl, Woman, Other (ELT Graded Reader)
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Title: Girl, Woman, Other: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019
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Title: Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner)
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Title: Girl, Woman, Other
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September 2022 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Penguin Readers Level 7: Girl, Woman, Other (ELT Graded Reader)
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November 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner)
Author(s): Bernardine Evaristo
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
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May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Girl, Woman, Other: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019
Author(s): Bernardine Evaristo
Publisher: Penguin
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