A Celebration Of Queer Writing
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Festival Guest Curator and 2019 Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo presents four stellar writers from the Queer community. Andrew McMillan’s debut physical was the first poetry collection to win The Guardian’s First Book Award and his second, playtime, won the 2019 Polari Prize. He returns with pandemonium. Mary Jean Chan’s debut Flèche won the 2019 Costa Book Award’s Poetry category and saw her receive an Eric Gregory Award. Paul Mendez’ intersectional coming of age novel Rainbow Milk drew widespread attention from the literary world – with The Sunday Times hailing him as ‘a unique new voice in the British novel’ – and was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Poet and translator Serge Neptune (These Queer Merboys) guides the discussion.