Four Scots Shortlisted for Green Carnation Prize for LGBT Writing

Congratulations to the four Scottish writers on the shortlist for the 2011 Green Carnation Prize for LGBT Fiction. Three novels and one volume of autobiography are on the list - fiction from Zoë Strachan with Ever Fallen in Love, crime from Val McDermid with The Retribution, Ali Smith's novel There But for the, and Jackie Kay's memoirs Red Dust Road exploring her African roots.

The the winner of the 2011 prize will be announced on Wednesday 7th December. Find out more about Zoë Strachan's novel in our recent interview on Ever Fallen in Love.

  • Cover scan of Ever Fallen In Love
    Ever Fallen In Love
    Zoë Strachan - Paperback - Sandstone
    Richard fell for Luke at university. Luke was handsome, dissolute, dangerous; together they did things that Richard has spent the last decade trying to forget. Now his career is on the brink of success, but his younger sister Stephie's life is in pieces.
  • Cover scan of Red Dust Road
    Red Dust Road
    Jackie Kay - Paperback - Picador
    In this revelatory and redemptive book Jackie Kay tells the story of her own life. It is a book about belonging and beliefs, strangers and family, biology and destiny and what makes us who we are.
  • Cover scan of The Retribution
    The Retribution
    Val McDermid - Hardback - Little, Brown
    There is one serial killer who has shaped and defined police profiler Tony Hill's life. One serial killer whose evil surpasses all others. One serial killer who has the power to chill him to the bone: Jacko Vance. And now Jacko is back in Tony's life - even more twisted and cunning than ever before.
  • Cover scan of There But For The
    There but for the
    Ali Smith - Hardback - Hamish Hamilton
    Imagine you have a dinner party and a friend of a friend brings a stranger to your house as his guest. He seems pleasant enough. Imagine that this stranger goes upstairs halfway through the dinner party and locks himself in one of your bedrooms and won't come out. Imagine you can't move him for days, weeks, months. If ever.

Wednesday 28th September 2011

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