Atwood is the fourth author to have won the prize twice and Evaristo is the first black woman to claim the prize since it began in 1969.
Coming to the stage with Evaristo to accept her half of the prize, Atwood said, "Neither of us expected to win this".
This year's shortlist featured six novelists - four of them women - born across four continents.
"I would have thought that I would have been too elderly and I kind of don't need the attention so I'm very glad that you're getting some".
But after five hours of deliberations, Peter Florence, the chair of the five-member judging panel, said: "It was our decision to flout the rules".
"Florence further said", The more we talked about them, the more we found we loved them both so much we wanted them both to win".
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"It's so incredible to share this with Margaret Atwood, who's such a legend and so generous", she mentioned, after the shock joint win was introduced. "It would have been quite embarrassing for me... if I had been alone here, so I'm very pleased that you're here too". Her eighth book Girl, Woman, Other was the piece that got her on the list. She had additionally made the shortlist with "The Handmaid's Story' in 1986, together with her newest e-book set 15 years after the tip of that novel".
"Atwood's "The Testaments" had been the bookmakers" favourite to scoop the award. He said that "there is something utterly magical" about the 12 characters from many walks of life who narrate "Girl, Woman, Other".
Atwood, the author of dozens of books - including novels in a variety of genres, works of nonfiction, children's books and collections of short stories and poetry - is one of the most prominent writers in the world and is rumoured to be a perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
"There is an abundance of humour, of political and cultural engagement, of stylistic daring and astonishing beauty of language, " he said.
A Booker judge praised "The Testaments" as "savage and beautiful" and said it delivers its message "with conviction and power". Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist and Stanley Middleton's Holiday shared the prize in 1974, as did Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Barry Unsworth's Sacred Hunger in 1992, prompting organizers to explicitly forbid a jury from dividing or withholding the prize. The award honors "the best book of the year written in English and printed in the united kingdom and Ireland". "Now it looks more politically urgent than ever before".
The duchess, who last year presented the Booker to first Northern Irish victor Anna Burns, said she was sad to have missed this year's ceremony. Earlier this year, the Crankstart charitable foundation took over funding of the prize and its name was again shorted to the Booker Prize.