The Winner of The Green Carnation Prize 2013 is….

The Winner of The Green Carnation Prize 2013 – Andrew Solomon is the latest author to win the Green Carnation Prize with ‘Far From The Tree’ a book about exceptional children which celebrates what it means to be human in all its diversity.

Mark O'Connell Long Listed for Polari First Book Prize 2013

Mark O’Connell has made it to the longlist for the 2013 Polari First Book Prize with his debut book Catching Bullets – Memoirs of a Bond Fan. The list was announced 30th July. Mark will be at booQfest on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September so you can go and chat to him about his work and how he felt to be nominated. Paul Burston, Chair judge of the prize, will also be there on the Saturday talking about the prize and his other work. AND, if that wasn’t enough, Polari FBP judge VG Lee (nominated for Stonewall writer of the year 2012) will be there too!