Polari First Book Prize

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The Polari First Book Prize is an award "for a first book which explores the LGBT experience and is open to any work of poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction published in the UK in English within the twelve months of the deadline for submissions".[1].

In 2013 the shortlist was:

  • The Murder Wall by Mari Hannah (Pan Macmillan)
  • Tony Hogan Bought Me An Icecream Float Before He Stole My Ma by Kerry Hudson (Chatto & Windus)
  • The Sitar by Rebecca Idris (self-published ebook)
  • Catching Bullets – Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O’Connell (Splendid Books)
  • The Tale of Raw Head & Bloody Bones by Jack Wolf (Chatto & Windus)

And the winner was Mari Hannah for The Murder Wall.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.polariliterarysalon.co.uk/Polari/Polari_First_Book_Prize.html