Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Green Carnation Prize Winner

Christopher Fowler, author of 'urban unease, dark comedy, mystery and horror' (including the Bryant & May mystery series),  has won the Green Carnation Prize for Paperboy, a memoir of a lonely 1960s childhood. This is the inaugural year of the Prize, set up to celebrate fiction and memoirs written by gay men.

The prize is named after the green carnation historically sometimes worn as an emblem of homosexuality – Oscar Wilde often carried one on his lapel.

Read the article including the shortlist in the Guardian.

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