Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo shared the Booker Prize The BBC has apologised for referring to Booker Prize joint-winner Bernardine Evaristo as “another author” without naming her directly.Evaristo became the first black woman to win the prestigious award this year, sharing it with Margaret Atwood.In its Turner Prize coverage…

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo shared the Booker Prize

The BBC has apologised for relating to Booker Prize joint-winner Bernardine Evaristo as “yet some other creator” with out naming her at present.

Evaristo grew to turn out to be the first unlit lady to grab the prestigious award this 300 and sixty five days, sharing it with Margaret Atwood.

In its Turner Prize protection on Tuesday, a BBC newsreader referred to Atwood but no longer Evaristo.

The BBC acknowledged presenter Shaun Ley’s phrasing had been “unscripted” and “apologised for the offence precipitated”.

The merchandise all for the choice of the four artists nominated for the Turner Prize to part the award between them.

Discussing their decision on Tuesday night, Ley acknowledged: “Now, that is pretty various from the Booker Prize earlier within the 300 and sixty five days where the judges could per chance no longer originate up their minds, in negate that they gave it to Margaret Atwood and yet some other creator, who shared the prize between them.”

A BBC spokesman acknowledged: “Our presenter modified into once speaking reside when he made the comparison between the Turner and Booker prize outcomes.

“This part of the merchandise modified into once unscripted and he did no longer snarl Bernadine Evaristo’s title at the time. We apologise to her for the offense precipitated.”

Viewing figures negate around 191,000 of us had been looking at the recordsdata channel at the time.

A clip modified into once uploaded to Twitter by a campaign group which promotes diversity in literature, who described Ley’s comments as “no longer suitable satisfactory”.

Evaristo herself then entreated her 12,000 plus Twitter followers to part the video, commenting: “How snappy and casually they enjoy eradicated my title from historical previous – the first unlit lady to grab it. Right here’s what now we enjoy continually been up in opposition to, of us.”

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