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Green Carnation Prize Longlist 2015 Announced

8th October 2015

The twelve-strong longlist of titles celebrating LGBT writing have been announced today. This year the prize received the most submissions yet, and includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. 


Stevan Alcock, Blood Relatives

Mark Doty, Deep Lane

Patricia Duncker, Sophie and the Sibyl

Mel Evans, Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

Patrick Gale, A Place Called Winter

Johann Hari, Chasing the Scream

Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings

Kirsty Logan, The Gracekeepers

Gavin McCrea, Mrs Engels

Erwin Mortier, Stammered Songbook

Sandip Roy, Don’t Let Him Know

Jacques Strauss, The Curator


Chair of the judges for 2015, author Niven Govinden said of the longlist “After a long summer of reading and discussion, I'm delighted that we have produced an incredibly strong longlist, chosen from a substantial and eclectic range of submissions. The twelve books selected  - all markers of excellence - will hopefully challenge and resonate with readers, and be loved too."


Simon Heafield, Marketing Manager for the prize’s partner, Foyles, said "The Green Carnation Prize has once again produced a longlist of fantastic quality and dazzling variety. I’m sure any of our customers could find a book to fall in love with on this list; we’re delighted to continue our partnership with the Prize, and to have the opportunity to highlight these remarkable books.”


Originally set up in 2010 to celebrate the best fiction and memoirs by gay men, The Green Carnation Prize is now awarded to LGBT writers for any form of the written word, in any genre, as well as novels in translation. This year sees the second year of its partnership with Foyles bookshops. The partnership will see Foyles offer event space in their flagship store to host the award ceremony on November the 25th, with public events celebrating the prize to follow around the UK.


The shortlist for the prize will be announced on Thursday the 5th of November. Last year's prize was won by Anneliese Mackintosh for Any Other Mouth


For more information please visit our Prize page here, and The Green Carnation Prize website


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