Diana Omo Evans (born 1972) is a British novelist, journalist and critic.
- Racial history lays so heavily on black people – slavery, migration, racism. But I don’t want my characters to be hidden by that…
- On addressing racism in her writings in “Diana Evans: 'There's a ruthlessness in me towards writing'” in The Guardian (2018 Mar 19)
- I feel it is something that I have to do for my children, to be able to give them a book that has kids like them in it, just incidentally. They are not the side character, they are not there as a novelty, they are just the characters. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is. People need to see themselves reflected in the culture around them.
- On what she aims to convey in her writings in “Diana Evans: 'There's a ruthlessness in me towards writing'” in The Guardian (2018 Mar 19)
- There are so many expectations placed upon us, so many restricting places in which we are supposed to place ourselves in order to function in the world. There is often a struggle to hold on to who we are through all of this; either we lose the struggle and we are lost, almost deadened, or we simply don't survive at all…
- On life’s struggles in “An Interview with Diana Evans” in BookBrowse
- Suicide is generally seen in a very negative way and, though it is tragic and devastating, I've learnt from losing my own twin that there's a positive and magical side to it as well. It's about a person freeing themselves. It is actually a very courageous thing to do. To leave can be braver than to just stay here and struggle on, never knowing whether you'll ever be happy.
- On perceiving suicide differently since losing her twin in “Death of a Twin” in AM Magazine (Apr 2005)