Bernardine Evaristo: Mr Loverman (2682 words)

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 …

Citation: Koegler, Caroline. "Mr Loverman". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 March 2020 [, accessed 31 July 2021.]

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