04 October 2021
The stories will be free to readers from Short Story Stations at Canary Wharf throughout October
As part of her Black Britain Writing Back campaign, award-winning author, poet and activist Bernadine has joined forces with Canary Wharf to make one, three and five-minute stories available for free from vending machines, and to raise the profile of up-and-coming Black British writers.
The authors whose works are featured in the Short Story Stations are Paul Mendez, Irenosen Okijie, Nicola Williams, Judith Bryan and S.I. Martin. There will also be an excerpt from Bernadine's forthcoming manifesto on never giving up.
Bernardine Evaristo said: 'This is such an innovative opportunity at Canary Wharf to shine the spotlight on black authors I admire and are deserving of a wider readership. Some of the chosen stories are part of my curated series with Penguin called "Black Britain: Writing Back", and I hope that all of these writers find new readers. Great literature transcends all perceived boundaries and are for everyone.'