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Paul Burston


Paul Burston is the founder and host of London’s award-winning LGBT+ literary salon Polari and founder and chair of The Polari First Book Prize.

His debut thriller The Black Path was a WHSmith bestseller and longlisted for Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize. His latest book, The Closer I Get, is a chilling and all-too-believable psychological thriller set in the world of social media.

He lives between London and Hastings.