Elizabeth Acevedo: Changing the literary landscape for writers of colour


Dominican-American slam poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo speaks to Eve Jackson about her multi award-winning verse novel "The Poet X", which has just been translated into French. They chat about what it was like for her to make history as the National Book Award for Young People's Literature winner and becoming the first ever writer of colour to win the UK's prestigious children's book award, the Carnegie Medal. Acevedo also talks about what it means to be adapting her novel "With the Fire on High" for the big screen.