Jay Bernard

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Jay Bernard is a writer from London and the author of “Surge” (Chatto and Windus, 2019), an exploration of the Black British archives via the 1981 New Cross Fire. Jay won the Ted Hughes Award 2017 and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2020.

Surge. Chatto and Windus, 2019.

2020: Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award
2017: Ted Hughes Award

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Tolerance as well as intolerance of non-heteronormative sexualities and identities has been on the increase in recent years in Europe. While equal legal status for gay marriages has been successfully fought for in many countries, in others, such as Poland, the human rights of LGBT people are daily being violated and their freedom is increasingly being restricted.

Jay BernardJacek DehnelEduard EscoffetAnna HetzerJudith Kiros