The Black Britain, Writing Back series curated by Bernardine Evaristo aims to correct ‘historical bias in publishing’

Bernardine Evaristo, the Booker prize-winning novelist, is heading a major project to republish books by black British writers that generally disappeared without trace before they could receive the recognition they deserved.

The author of Girl, Woman, Other has curated “Black Britain, Writing Back”, a series that launches in February, with six initial titles ranging from literary thrillers to historical fiction. Evaristo said she is seeking “to correct historic bias in British publishing and bring a wealth of lost writing back into circulation”.

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