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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

The International Day of the Girl was started ten years ago by ActionAid, who wanted to celebrate the incredible potential of girls around the world. Today, they want to recognise the progress that has been made for girls’ rights in the last decade, but also highlight how much further there… Read More

The Writing Style of Bernardine Evaristo

The Writing Style of Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo defines her style as ‘fusion fiction’: ‘As a storyteller, I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality’. But how did she come to develop it? Here the Booker Prize-winning author takes The Reading Room… Read More

What Inspires The Writing Of Bernardine Evaristo 

What Inspires The Writing Of Bernardine Evaristo 

Bernardine Evaristo defines her style as ‘fusion fiction’: ‘As a storyteller, I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality’. But how did she come to develop it? Here the Booker Prize-winning author takes The Reading Room… Read More

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 – Actions Speak Louder, by Cassandra Nguyen, Junior Winner, aged 13 from Canada

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 – Actions Speak Louder, by Cassandra Nguyen, Junior Winner, aged 13 from Canada

Bernardine Evaristo defines her style as ‘fusion fiction’: ‘As a storyteller, I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality’. But how did she come to develop it? Here the Booker Prize-winning author takes The Reading Room… Read More

Matalasi

Matalasi

Bernardine Evaristo defines her style as ‘fusion fiction’: ‘As a storyteller, I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality’. But how did she come to develop it? Here the Booker Prize-winning author takes The Reading Room… Read More

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 – Voices From The Blue World, by Aditya Choudhury, Senior Winner, aged 14 from Singapore

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 – Voices From The Blue World, by Aditya Choudhury, Senior Winner, aged 14 from Singapore

Bernardine Evaristo defines her style as ‘fusion fiction’: ‘As a storyteller, I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality’. But how did she come to develop it? Here the Booker Prize-winning author takes The Reading Room… Read More

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 – The Waters Rise, by Ananya Mukerji, Senior Runner-up, aged 16 from India

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 – The Waters Rise, by Ananya Mukerji, Senior Runner-up, aged 16 from India

Bernardine Evaristo defines her style as ‘fusion fiction’: ‘As a storyteller, I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality’. But how did she come to develop it? Here the Booker Prize-winning author takes The Reading Room… Read More

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 -The Little Prince Comes Back To Earth, by Eleni Bazikamwe, Junior Runner-up, aged 10 from Ghana

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 -The Little Prince Comes Back To Earth, by Eleni Bazikamwe, Junior Runner-up, aged 10 from Ghana

Bernardine Evaristo defines her style as ‘fusion fiction’: ‘As a storyteller, I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality’. But how did she come to develop it? Here the Booker Prize-winning author takes The Reading Room… Read More

Tread Lightly

Tread Lightly

Bernardine Evaristo defines her style as ‘fusion fiction’: ‘As a storyteller, I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality’. But how did she come to develop it? Here the Booker Prize-winning author takes The Reading Room… Read More

Ian McEwan and John Updike

Ian McEwan and John Updike

Bernardine Evaristo defines her style as ‘fusion fiction’: ‘As a storyteller, I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality’. But how did she come to develop it? Here the Booker Prize-winning author takes The Reading Room… Read More

Complete but Abandoned!

Complete but Abandoned!

Bernardine Evaristo defines her style as ‘fusion fiction’: ‘As a storyteller, I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality’. But how did she come to develop it? Here the Booker Prize-winning author takes The Reading Room… Read More