Awards: Polari Shortlists

Shortlists has been announced for the £2,000 (about $2,750) Polari Prize and the £1,000 (about $1,375) Polari First Book Prize, recognizing works by writers born or based in the U.K. and Ireland that explore the LGBTQ+ experience. Winners will be revealed October 30. This year's shortlisted titles are:

Polari Prize
The Ministry of Guidance and Other Stories by Golnoosh Nour 
Dragman by Steven Appleby
The Air Year by Caroline Bird 
What Girls Do in the Dark by Rosie Garland 
The Intoxicating Mr. Lavelle by Neil Blackmore
No Modernism Without Lesbians by Diana Souhami

Polari First Book Prize
Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez
Forced Out by Kevin Maxwell 
A Dutiful Boy by Mohsin Zaidi
Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jędrowski
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
Charred by Andreena Leeanne

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