Paul Burston is the author of five novels and the editor of two short story collections.
His latest novel The Black Path, was longlisted for The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2016 and was a bestseller at WHSmith.
His first novel, Shameless (2001), was shortlisted for the State of Britain Award.
His third, Lovers & Losers (2007), was shortlisted for a Stonewall Award.
His fourth, The Gay Divorcee (2009), was opted for television.
He was a founding editor of Attitude magazine and has written for many publications including The Guardian, The Independent, Time Out, The Times and The Sunday Times.
In 2007 he founded London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon Polari and in 2011 he created The Polari First Book Prize.
In March 2016, he was featured in the British Council’s Five Films 4 Freedom Global List 2016, celebrating “33 visionary people who are promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights around the world” – www.britishcouncil.org
His early life as an AIDS activist with ACT-UP forms part of a verbatim play, Riot Act, by Alexis Gregory at The King’s Head, August 2018.
Paul's next novel, The Closer I Get, will be published by Orenda Books in 2019.
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Orenda Signed Psychological Thriller from Paul Burston - October 2018
Agent: David H Headley
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