Paul Burston is the author of six novels including the WHSmith bestseller The Black Path and his latest, The Closer I Get. His journalism has appeared in the Guardian, The Times, Time Out and many other publications. He is the curator and host of award-winning literary salon Polari at London’s Southbank Centre, and founder of The Polari First Book Prize for new LGBT+ writing and The Polari Prize for established writers. Born in York and raised in South Wales, he now divides his time between London and Hastings.
Paul Burston will take part in our Prose, Poetry & Debate: Queer Writing from Europe event on 6 June at the Brixton Library. He will be in the company of author and The Riveter editor, West Camel, Icelandic crime writer Lilja Sigurðardóttir, and Polish poet and author, Jacek Dehnel. Together they will discuss political and social upheaval facing Europe and what these trends mean for queer people, queer writers and writing. They will also launch the European Literature Network’s magazine, The Queer Riveter.
Photo of Paul Burston by Krystyna FitzGerald-Morris