Eleanor Shearer

Eleanor Shearer

Author

Eleanor Shearer is a mixed-race writer living in London, where she also works at a think tank. As the granddaughter of Windrush immigrants, she has always been drawn to Caribbean history, and for her Master’s degree in Politics at the University of Oxford, she studied the legacy of slavery and the case for reparations.

Eleanor’s debut novel RIVER SING ME HOME, which tells the story of a mother’s desperate search to find her stolen children, set in the Caribbean during the aftermath of slavery, was a Good Morning America Book Club pick in 2023 and has sold rights into 18 international territories. Published by Headline in the UK and Berkeley in the US, River Sing Me Home has been optioned for film by AL Films and BBC film. 

 

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