Fantastic rare/unseen footage in tonight's BBC Bowie documentary. Well done, Auntie.
As someone who doesn't believe in heaven or hell, I'm shitting myself over this latest statement from the Vatican http://t.co/LANRjy2RJ9
No prizes for guessing what I'll be watching tonight... http://t.co/frHhgutGH7
Are the LGBTs who are against #equalmarriage against marriage, or against equality? Because one argument carries more weight than the other
GeneralBooks, music, movies, travel, gym, gardening, snorkeling/diving. Two of the greatest experiences of my life were diving with great white sharks in South Africa and swimming with dolphins in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.
MusicMarc Almond, The Associates, David Bowie, Blondie, Kate Bush, Vanessa Daou, EBTG, Elvis, Marianne Faithfull, Fleetwood Mac, Human League, Grace Jones, Kraftwerk, Joni Mitchell, Morrissey, Pet Shop Boys, Prince, Pulp, Lou Reed, Roxy Music, Scissor Sisters, Siouxsie, The Smiths, Soft Cell, Suede, Donna Summer, David Sylvian, Velvet Undergound, Scott Walker, Amy Winehouse and many more.
MoviesAlien, All About Eve, All That Heaven Allows, Boys In The Band, Brokeback Mountain, Carrie, Clueless, Crash, C.R.A.Z.Y, Echo Park, Exorcist, Hedwig, Imitation of Life, King Kong, Mysterious Skin, Night of the Hunter, Pink Narcissus, Querelle, Romy and Michelle, Sunset Boulevard, Team America, Time To Leave, Valley of the Dolls, Volver.
BooksOscar Wilde, Jacqueline Susann, Michael Cunningham, Paul Magrs, Marian Keyes, Clive Barker, Neil Bartlett, Andrew Holleran, David Sedaris, Quentin Crisp, Stephen McCauley, Dorothy Parker, Stephen King, Armistead Maupin, Alan Bennett.
Heroes'Just for one day'
- Marc Almond
- paul burston
- The House of Homosexual…
- paul burston
- Dean Stockings
- Rupert Smith
- David Llewellyn
- Pam Ann
- homotopia liverpool
- david hoyle
- Karen Mcleod
- Stella Duffy
- Lovers & Losers
- Jamie Mcleod
- Dusty 'O'
- tommy moss
- Heidi Kadow
- beN cooKe
- Fran Uturns
- Dexter Clark
- Tom Anderson
I'm an award-winning author, journalist, curator and accidental DJ whose books include my best-selling first novel 'Shameless' and my latest, 'The Gay Divorcee'.
My books have been published in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Germany, Hungary and Poland.
I've appeared at the London Literature Festival, the National Portrait Gallery, King's College Cambridge, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and the Bridgend Conservative Club.
My last novel, 'Lovers & Losers', was shortlisted for the Stonewall Award for Best Writer 2007.
My new novel 'The Gay Divorcee' is out now and getting great reviews!
'Immensely enjoyably' - Julian Clary
'I absolutely loved it. Paul Burston is the nearest thing the UK has to Armistead Maupin' - Jonathan Harvey
'Accomplished entertainment...a rollicking, steamy, witty saga steeped in love, sex and no small amount of cocaine... Social politics underscore the delicious froth... the maelstrom of modern gay life (from drugs to online sex, vanity to homophobia) is concisely deconstructed by Burston' - The Times
'Gay London's Jane Austen... a fearless chronicler of modern gay life in all its glory and grotesqueness.. up-to-the-minute, unashamedly commercial and absolutely in-yer-face...' The Independent on Sunday
'Burston expertly handles entwined storylines and evokes the energy and anxiety of gay London nightlife. Moving and witty... "The Gay Divorcee" is a diverting read to settle down with' - Metro
'An entertaining novel that, like most relationships, is bittersweet and heart-warming. A new angle on chick lit. Loved it! Five stars' - Now Magazine
'A great read. So much so, I read it in one day' - Lorraine Kelly
'Wonderful, wicked and witty, laugh-out-loud funny and touching. Burston’s best yet. Loved it!’ - Marc Almond
' Bitchy, funny, acute and moving. A triumph' - Suzanne Moore
'A fascinating portrait of Soho in the noughties: vivid, charming and romantic' - Susie Boyt
In August 2010, I made The Independent's Pink List of the 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain for the fourth year running.
When I'm not making up stories, I edit the Gay & Lesbian section of Time Out. In November 2008 I received the Stonewall Award for Time Out's coverage of gay and lesbian life in London.
I also freelance for various newspaper and magazines including The Independent on Sunday, The Times and The Financial Times.
Visit my official website at www.paulburston.com
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to contact me about coverage in Time Out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't take listings requests via myspace.
I also host Polari ('London's peerless gay literary salon' according to The Independent on Sunday), and am a curator of The House of Homosexual Culture at the Southbank.
See House Of Homosexual Culture and Polari in my Top Friends below.
There's a filmed report on Polari at www.homovision.tv/pump-up-the-polari/
Who I'd like to meet:
Not in the market for sex or romance, but new friends/fans/stalkers are always welcome.
.. I edited my profile with Thomas' Myspace Editor V4.4
SAT JUNE 26 - DJ at Carpet Burn, Eagle London, Vauxhall. 10pm-1am.
SUN JULY 4 - NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - Queer Audio Portraits featuring Amy Lamé, Sadie Lee, yours truly and many more. 1-4pm. Free.
MON JULY 5 - LITERARY BINGO AT RVT - with Timberlina and Stella Duffy. 8pm.
THUR JULY 15 - GAY SHORTS at the London Literature Festival in the Spirit Level, RFH, Southbank. 7pm. £7 (£3.50 conc). With Chris Fowler, Jay Bernard, Keith Jarrett, VG Lee, Kristian Anthony Johns and David Hoyle.
FRI JULY 16 - THE BOYS AND GIRLS FROM BRAZIL at the London Literature Festival, St Paul's Pavilion, RFH, Southbank. 7pm. £7 (£3.50 conc). With Paulo Kadow Nogueira, Jane Sacco, Thiago Drewry and Nick Field.
- Status: Married
- Hometown: London
- Orientation: Gay
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Religion: Atheist
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Children: Love kids, but not for me
- Education: College graduate
St Mary's College
1984 to 1987
- Middlesex, HC
- Graduated: 1987
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Drama
- Minor: English
Brynteg Comprehensive School
1977 to 1984
- MID GLAMORGAN, WA
- Graduated: 1984
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Other
- Major: English
- Minor: History / Religious Studies
- Clubs: Reading, writing, drama
1993 - present
- London, London UK
- Section Editor