Friday, 29 November 2019
Fiction allows us the freedom to create characters whose voices are often silenced or go unheard. When authors offer us LGBT protagonists, we have a chance to hear those voices and appreciate a wealth of lived experiences.
Louise Beech is an exceptional literary talent, whose perceptive novels have been shortlisted for multiple awards. Her gay love story The Lion Tamer who Lost was shortlisted for the RNA’s Most Popular Romantic Novel.
West Camel is an editor at Orenda Books and the Riveter Magazine. He was longlisted for the Old Vic’s 12 playwrights project. His first novel, Attend was shortlisted for the Polari First Novel.
Sarah Stovell’s critically acclaimed debut thriller Exquisite was one of the Telegraph’s Books of the Year. She teaches creative writing at Lincoln University. Her latest psychological thriller is The Home.