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The Green Carnation Prize


Green CarnationThe Green Carnation Prize honours the best in fiction and memoir by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender writers worldwide, including works in translation. Since 2014, the award has been presented in association with Foyles, with the award ceremony and supporting events to be hosted at our flagship store.

The prize was born when journalist and blogger Simon Savidge saw a tweet by the author Paul Magrs bemoaning the lack of a literary award for gay men; a panel for the first year's judging was swiftly assembled.

In the first year, Christopher Fowler's memoir, Paperboy, was declared the winner. Following a highly positive reaction, the 2011 prize was opened up to include all LGBT writers and, in 2012, to works in translation as well as original English-language titles.

The 2012 panel had such difficulty picking a winner than the declaration of the winner was delayed by six days: joint winners were eventually announced.

The judges for the 2015 award are:

 

2014 Shortlist

Thirst
(Hardback)
Kerry Hudson
 
The beginning of a relationship is usually all about getting to know each other, sharing stories far into the night, comparing experiences, triumphs and heartaches, until we know one another...
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The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales
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Kirsty Logan
 
Twenty tales of lust and loss. These stories feature clockwork hearts, lascivious queens, paper men, island circuses, and a flooded world; some are radical retellings of classic stories, some are...
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Any Other Mouth
(Paperback)
Anneliese Mackintosh
 
A viciously funny and heart-breaking collection of semi-autobiographical short stories from of one the UK's most exciting new voices.
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Invisible Love
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Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
 
they see themselves through the eyes of a young terminally ill girl. Love is not easy, and not always easy to find; at times, it is obliged to circumvent social norms...
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2014 Longlist

The Absent Therapist
(Paperback)
Will Eaves
 
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The Fair Fight
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Anna Freeman
 
Some call the prize ring a nursery for vice ...Born into a brothel, Ruth's future looks bleak until she catches the eye of Mr Dryer. A rich Bristol merchant and...
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Thirst
(Hardback)
Kerry Hudson
 
The beginning of a relationship is usually all about getting to know each other, sharing stories far into the night, comparing experiences, triumphs and heartaches, until we know one another...
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£12.99
 
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The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales
(Paperback)
Kirsty Logan
 
Twenty tales of lust and loss. These stories feature clockwork hearts, lascivious queens, paper men, island circuses, and a flooded world; some are radical retellings of classic stories, some are...
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£9.99
 
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In Search of Solace
(Hardback)
Emily Mackie
 
A novel to make you question yourself; a novel to obsess about.
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Any Other Mouth
(Paperback)
Anneliese Mackintosh
 
A viciously funny and heart-breaking collection of semi-autobiographical short stories from of one the UK's most exciting new voices.
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£8.99
 
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Previous winners

 

2014 Any Other Mouth by Anneliese Mackintosh.

2013 Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon

2012 A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale AND Moffie by André Carl Van Der Merwe

2011 The Proof of Love by Catherine Hall

2010 Paperboy by Christopher Fowler

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