Paul Mendez

Paul Mendez: Rainbow Milk

Keats Community Library
10 Keats Grove
Event time
7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Full price
4 Nov 2021

Paul Mendez talks about his life and his debut semi-autobiographical novel " Rainbow Milk"

Paul was born in the West Midlands to a second generation Jamaican-British family. He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. He was kicked out of his parents' house when he was seventeen and moved to Tonbridge to study engineering at the University of Greenwich. He dropped out after nine months but remained in Kent before moving to Birmingham in 2002. He moved to London in 2004 and became a sex worker

He is studying for an MA in Black British Writing from Goldsmiths. He lives in Hampstead with his partner the Booker Prize winning author Alan Hollinghurst, 

In 2020,  Rainbow Milk was published, featured in the Observer’s prestigious Top Ten Debut Novels list and was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize.

Paul has contributed to The London Review of Books, Esquire, The Face, Vogue, the Times Literary Supplement and the Brixton Review of Books.

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