The longlists for the Polari Prize and Polari First Book Prize for LGBTQ+ literature have been unveiled in a digital ceremony hosted by author and founder Paul Burston.
Paul Burston is a journalist, activist and a successful author. He’s also the founder of the legendary Polari Salon. In this interview he tells us about a lifetime of activism, what led him to found Polari and how real life experiences inspired him to become one of the UK’s most successful Continue Reading
Polari has been awarded a grant from Arts Council England, to help fund a major 22 date tour. The Polari Prize Tenth Anniversary Tour will showcase writers long and shortlisted for this year’s Polari Prize awards for emerging and established LGBTQ+ literary talent, as well as previous winners from the Prize’s ten Continue Reading
Polari, the award-winning LGBT literary salon, returns with a new prize for 2019 that will recognise both debut authors and established writers whose work explores the LGBT experience. The Polari Prize will be awarded to an overall book of the year, while The Polari First Book Prize will continue to champion Continue Reading
London’s multi award-winning LGBT+ literary salon takes over the main floor at Heaven on 15th May with a special site-specific event to mark 40 years of the legendary club! This forms the centrepiece of the Polari Prize Tour, funded by Arts Council England and taking in 20 destinations across the UK Continue Reading
Pic by Krystyna FitzGerald-Morris Paul Burston, author of the bestselling thriller “The Black Path”, is to publish his next two novels with Orenda following an announcement from the Frankfurt Book Fair. The first, entitled ‘The Closer I Get”, is described as a “dark and disturbing psychological thriller” and is due Continue Reading
Author of “The Black Path” raising funds for Survivors UK on Facebook It’s estimated that as many as one in four people are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I was one of those children. For most of my life I buried all knowledge of what happened to me. This isn’t uncommon Continue Reading
Northern Irish author Paul McVeigh has won the Polari first book prize for his novel The Good Son.
The shortlist for the Polari First Book Prize has been announced by founder and chair of judges Paul Burston.
The longlist for the Polari First Book Prize was announced last night (Wednesday 1st June, 2016) at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre.