Paul Burston is the critically-acclaimed author of six novels and editor of two short story collections. His last novel The Black Path was longlisted for the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2016 and became a Number One bestseller at WH Smith. Lovers & Losers (2007) was shortlisted for a Stonewall Award. The Gay Divorcee (2009) was optioned for television. Paul is curator and host of award-winning LGBT+ literary salon Polari at London's Southbank Centre and founder of The Polari First Book Prize for debut writers and The Polari Prize for established writers. In 2016, he was featured in the British Council's Global List, celebrating '33 visionary people who are promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights around the world.' His new psychological thriller The Closer I Get was published on July 11, 2019 by Orenda Books and is available now from all good bookshops.
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