‘Paperboy’ Wins The Green Carnation Award 2010
Well, this has genuinely taken me by surprise! I read all the other contenders in the shortlist, ‘God Says No’ by James Hannaham, ‘Man’s World’ by Rupert Smith, ‘London Triptych’ by Jonathan Kemp and ‘Children of the Sun’ by Max Schaefer, and thought they were all terrific books in their choice of subject matter and style. I didn’t think I had a hope of winning against them.
If you’re thinking of picking any of them up, why not order them from ‘Gay’s The Word’, the charming, quirky bookstore run by Jim MacSweeney in Marchmont St, Bloomsbury? It’s one of London’s most inclusive and interesting bookshops, whatever your sexuality. They also have a great secondhand section for paperbacks with cool sixties covers.