Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is the author of four novels, Lara, The Emperor's Babe, Soul Tourists and Blonde Roots, which was chosen as the winner by the inaugural Orange Prize Youth Panel. Evaristo was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2004 and the Royal Society of Arts in 2006, and she was awarded an MBE in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List. She lives in London.