Paperboy wins inaugural prize for gay men’s books
When I saw that a paperboy had won a major prize for gay men’s books, I thought, ‘blimey that’s quite an achievement for a schoolboy.’ Of course, Paperboy is the name of the memoir and the writer is a grown man called Christopher Fowler. He has won the inaugural Green Carnation prize, created this year to celebrate fiction and memoirs penned by gay men. Paperboy concerns Fowler’s lonely childhood in the 1960s. Congratulations to Christopher.