The Polari Prize 2020 Winners

Celebrating its tenth birthday this year, the Polari Prize is the UK’s first and largest LGBTQ+ book award. Established to promote writing that explores the LGBTQ+ experience, Polari also focuses on amplifying diverse voices through a series of literary events, including the regularly touring Polari Salon.

It is our great pleasure to confirm In at the Deep End by Kate Davies as the winner of the Polari Book Prize 2020.

Fizzing with energy, vigour and naughtiness throughout, In at the Deep End balances the outrageous with the warmly compassionate and empathetic with consummate skill.

The Polari Book Prize Shortlist

Mama's Boy
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In at the Deep End
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This Brutal House
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Blue Wallpaper 2019
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Things We Say in the Dark
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Trans Power
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The Polari Book Prize Longlist

Mama's Boy
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The Other Mother
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In at the Deep End
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This Brutal House
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Blue Wallpaper 2019
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Things We Say in the Dark
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Reckless Paper Birds
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In Nearby Bushes
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Shadowplay
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Heartstopper Volume One
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Trans Power
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Frankissstein
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The winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2020 is Amrou Al-Kadhi’s Life as a Unicorn.

Written with flair and insight, Al-Kadhi’s heartfelt memoir is a breathtaking combination of scintillating entertainment and moving reflection that speaks powerfully to twenty-first century LGBT identity.

The Polari First Book Prize Shortlist

Queer Intentions
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Life as a Unicorn
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Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide
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Tell Me I'm Forgiven
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The Confessions of Frannie Langton
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The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney
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The Polari First Book Prize Longlist

Queer Intentions
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Life as a Unicorn
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Salt Slow
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Surge
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Fleche
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Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide
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Tell Me I'm Forgiven
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The Confessions of Frannie Langton
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A Love Story for Bewildered Girls
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The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney
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Diary of a Drag Queen
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Previous Winners

playtime
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Guapa
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The Good Son
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The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales
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The Murder Wall
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