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Diana Evans

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Diana Evans is a graduate of the University of East Anglia's Creative Writing MA and has published short fiction in a number of anthologies. She has worked as a journalist and arts critic for Marie Claire, the Evening Standard, The Source and Pride magazine, and writes regularly for the Independent and the Stage. She lives in West London.
   26a (2005)
   The Wonder (2009)
   Ordinary People (2018)
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2005) : 26a
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel nominee (2005) : 26a
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2019) : Ordinary People

Diana Evans recommends
Girl, Woman, Other (2019)
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"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."
The Vanishing Half (2020)
Brit Bennett
"An impressive and arresting novel. Perceptive in its insights and poised in execution, this is an important, timely examination of the impact of race on personality, experience and relationships."
Homecoming (2020)
Luan Goldie
"A sharp, funny, wonderful writer."
Open Water (2021)
Caleb Azumah Nelson
"Open Water is a very touching and heartfelt book, passionately written, which brings London to life in a painterly, emotive way. I love its musical richness and espousal of the power of the arts - pictures, sounds, movement."

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