2022 - Diana Evans

Foreign authors
04/04/2022 - 02/05/2022
Diana Evans c Charlie Hopkinson

Diana Evans was born in London in 1972.

Daughter of a British-Nigerian couple, she spends part of her childhood in Lagos. She becomes a dancer in a company in Brighton, a journalist, and in 2005 publishes her first novel, 26A, which receives the prestigious Orange Award for New Writers. Ordinary People (Chatto & Windus, 2018) is her third novel.

During her residency at Passa Porta, she is working on an essay and a novel that takes place in contemporary London, following a group of interconnected characters. During her stay in Brussels, Evans meets American-Nigerian author Chika Unigwe, who lived in Belgium for a long time, for an evening in conversation.

photo © Charlie Hopkinson