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 referring to Booker Prize joint-winner Bernardine Evaristo as “yet every other creator” without naming her straight away.

Evaristo modified into the main dim lady to expend the present 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 now not Evaristo.

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

The article piquant about the dedication of the four artists nominated for the Turner Prize to portion the award between them.

Discussing their dedication on Tuesday evening, Ley acknowledged: “Now, here’s a minute loads of from the Booker Prize earlier within the 300 and sixty five days the attach the judges couldn’t carry out up their minds, so that they gave it to Margaret Atwood and yet every other creator, who shared the prize between them.”

A BBC spokesman acknowledged: “Our presenter became as soon as speaking dwell when he made the comparability between the Turner and Booker prize results.

“This portion of the thing became as soon as unscripted and he didn’t order Bernardine Evaristo’s title at the time. We apologise to her for the offence ended in.”

Viewing figures level to round 191,000 of us were staring at the records channel at the time.

A clip became as soon as uploaded to Twitter by a marketing campaign team which promotes diversity in literature, who described Ley’s feedback as “now not moral sufficient”.

Evaristo herself then knowledgeable her 12,000 plus Twitter followers to portion the video, commenting: “How quick and casually they’ve removed my title from historical past – the main dim lady to expend it. Here’s what now we beget continuously been up towards, folks.”

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