Reni Eddo-Lodge is a journalist, author, and podcaster. Her debut nonfiction book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, was published in June 2017 to critical acclaim. In 2020, she made history by becoming the first Black British author to have written the number one selling book in the British book charts.
A Sunday Times, New York Times and Der Spiegel bestseller, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race won the 2018 Jhalak Prize, the 2018 Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing, and a 2018 British Book Award for Narrative Non Fiction. A 2018 public poll by Academic Book Week named it the most influential book written by a woman. Her podcast, ‘About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge’, premiered in March 2018. It was chosen as one of the best podcasts of the year by Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Harper’s Bazaar UK, The Guardian, British GQ, and Wired UK.
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