Paul Burston

Paul Burston is the author of six novels, five non-fiction books and the editor of two short story collections. He has been an activist and journalist since 1989.

He is the founder of Polari literary salon for emerging and established LGBTQ+ literay talent and the founder of the Polari Prize - the UK's only book awards for LGBTQ+ writing.

In 2016, he made he made the British Council's list of "33 visionary people promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights around the world."

​A Rainbow List National Treasure, he is one of the subjects of Alexis Gregory’s verbatim play, Riot Act, about three generations of queer activism.

His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Time Out and many other publications. He has also written and presented documentaries for Channel 4 and often contributes to TV and radio.

Raised in South Wales, he now divides his time between London and Hastings.​

Paul Burston is the author of six novels, five non-fiction books and the editor of two short story collections. He has been an activist and journalist since 1989.

He is the founder of Polari literary salon for emerging and established LGBTQ+ literay talent and the founder of the Polari Prize - the UK's only book awards for LGBTQ+ writing.

In 2016, he made he made the British Council's list of "33 visionary people promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights around the world."

​A Rainbow List National Treasure, he is one of the subjects of Alexis Gregory’s verbatim play, Riot Act, about three generations of queer activism.

His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Time Out and many other publications. He has also written and presented documentaries for Channel 4 and often contributes to TV and radio.

Raised in South Wales, he now divides his time between London and Hastings.​

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