Bernardine Evaristo is interviewed in the Evening Standard

 ‘I want to be a role model,’ says Bernardine Evaristo emphatically. ‘And an inspiration. Because my background, it’s not, you know, a white background. It’s not upper-class; it’s not privileged; it’s not Oxbridge. I come from a large, working-class, mixed-race family growing up in suburbia. The things that have happened to my career this last year have been absolutely wonderful, but people shouldn’t forget that it’s been a very, very long journey.’

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