Reni Eddo-Lodge, journalist and author | MAKERS

Reni Eddo-Lodge tells the story of her first steps into feminism and explains what compelled her to write the blog post that lead to her big break – and a book deal.

An award-winning journalist, author and podcaster, Eddo-Lodge’s debut non-fiction book Why I’m No Longer Talking To People About Race was named a Sunday Times bestseller and won the 2018 Jhalak Prize and the 2018 British Book Award for Narrative Non-Fiction. It was also longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and the Orwell Prize, and shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Non-Fiction. The Observer called it “a wake-up call to a nation in denial about the structural and institutional racism occurring in our homes, offices and communities”. It is published in seven languages and is also a bestseller in Germany.

Eddo-Lodge has written for the New York Times, the Voice, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent and Stylist. She is the winner of a Women of the World Bold Moves Award, an MHP 30 to Watch Award and was chosen as one of the Top 30 Young People in Digital Media by the Guardian in 2014. She lives in London.

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