Category Archives: The Green Carnation Shortlist 2010

Jonathan Kemp and Max Schaefer Long Listed for ‘Polari First Book Prize’

We are thrilled to have discovered today that two of the authors from The Green Carnation 2010 Short List, Jonathan Kemp’s ‘The London Triptych’ and Max Schaefer’s ‘Children of the Sun’ have been long listed for the first ‘Polari First … Continue reading

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‘Ultimately, unless you both intend and are able to do it commercially, writing is far too big an investment of time not to take fairly seriously for its own sake.’ – Max Schaefer on Children of the Sun

Congratulations, Max, on being in the Green Carnation shortlist – ‘Children of the Sun’ is a tense, taut and not always comfortable. Did you find it hard writing it? Thank you for nominating it! It certainly wasn’t a breeze to … Continue reading

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“I wanted it to be the kind of book that sneaks up on a reader…” Christopher Fowler on Paperboy

  Congratulations, Christopher, on being in the Green Carnation shortlist – Paperboy is such a lovely read, funny and moving. Did you enjoy writing it? It didn’t feel as if I wrote it at all. Usually, books are constructs that … Continue reading

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‘Sometimes he thinks he is already living in the future…’ Max Schaefer’s Children of the Sun

The Green Carnation Prize has been blogging each of the books on its shortlist and interviewing their authors. Don’t forget, the announcement of the winner of this year’s Prize is Wednesday December 1st. That day is also World AIDs Day. … Continue reading

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‘Art can give us the same things we seek from religion, without the sexual repression and holy war part…’ James Hannaham on God Says No

                                              James, congratulations on being on the shortlist for the Green Carnation Prize. God Says No has an … Continue reading

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“It’s the most fascinating time in our history…” Rupert Smith on Man’s World

                                          Rupert, congratulations on being shortlisted for the first Green Carnation Prize! We read a lot of great stuff, but … Continue reading

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November readings at Gay’s the Word

We’re delighted to announce a night of readings from Green Carnation shortlisted writers on Thursday, November 18th. Christopher Fowler will be there with his hilarious and moving memoir, Paperboy; Jonathan Kemp will guide us through his psychogeographic multi-narrative of urban … Continue reading

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