Bernardine Evaristo, Mr Loverman

Caroline Koegler (Westfalische Universität Munster)
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When Bernardine Evaristo was co-awarded the Booker Prize for

Girl, Woman, Other

in 2019, she attained global acclaim, receiving broad media and scholarly attention. Evaristo is a prolific writer who has to date (2020) written a total of eight works of fiction.

Mr Loverman

is her seventh book-length publication and second prose novel, and was awarded the Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction in 2015.

Mr Loverman

is an exceptionally insightful novel that offers the unique perspective of queer elderly Antiguan-Windrusher Barrington (fondly called “Barry”), and in this way represents an intersectional perspective of Caribbean-British migration, race, and queer ageing. With these features, the novel no less than revolutionised the canon of black British fiction.


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Citation: Koegler, Caroline. "Mr Loverman". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 March 2020 [, accessed 25 May 2024.]

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