Mark O’Connell has made it to the longlist for the 2013 Polari First Book Prize with his debut book Catching Bullets – Memoirs of a Bond Fan. The list was announced 30th July. Mark will be at booQfest on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September so you can go and chat to him about his work and how he felt to be nominated. Paul Burston, Chair judge of the prize, will also be there on the Saturday talking about the prize and his other work. AND, if that wasn’t enough, Polari FBP judge VG Lee (nominated for Stonewall writer of the year 2012) will be there too!