More Good News for 'A Simple Scale'

29 July 2019 - 02:50pm

More Good News for 'A Simple Scale'

29 July 2019 - 02:50pm

We are delighted to hear that A Simple Scale by David Llewelyn is amongst the six titles shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2019 after being longlisted for the award last month.

Speaking after the announcement, judge Paul McVeigh said: “What a rich and diverse body of LGBT themed work we had to read for this inaugural Polari Book of the Year. It was hard to select just 6 for this shortlist from work of such high quality.”

Fellow author and judge, VG Lee, added: “Six very different and exciting voices make up the shortlist for The Polari Prize, taking us from the English countryside to Soviet Russia and Post 9/11 New York, a Brighton garden to music-making in Berwick-on-Tweed, and a teenage rites of passage towards selfhood. Any one of these books is a potential winner because each is perfect in its own right.”

We wish the book every success and will be waiting with bated breath to hear who wins when it is announced on the 22 October at the London Literature Festival.

 

Read the full shortlist here

Book tickets for the Awards Ceremony here

 

About the Polari Prize

Now in its ninth year, the Polari Prize is a celebration of literature that gives a voice to the LGBT+ community whether it be a title written by an LGBT+ author or one exploring LGBT+ themes. 2019 is the first year they have run a prize focusing on the work of established authors alongside their First Book Prize.