Polluted Sex shortlisted for The Barbellion Prize 2022

White square with four book covers in center squared. The Barbellion Prize 2022 SHORTLIST in black text.  Covers clockwise: 
1. white rectangle, white material, needlework in white, white diamond. White text reads: Book of Hours: An Almanac for The Seasons of The Soul - by Letty McHugh (Self-published, with support from Disability Arts Online).
2. Orange & black rectangle, centred part human part android graphic/image. White & black text reads: Hybrid Humans: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Man and Machine - by Harry Parker (Profile Books/Wellcome Collection).
3. Black, white & yellow rectangle. Owl image with feathered background. Yellow text reads: Chouette - by Claire Osketsky (Ecco/HarperCollins).
4. Dark peach rectangle. Naked woman sitting rear view stars motif.  Pale blue text reads: Polluted Sex - by Lauren Foley (Influx Press).

The Barbellion Prize is a book prize dedicated to the furtherance of ill and disabled voices in writing. The prize is awarded annually to an author whose work has best represented the experience of chronic illness and/or disability.

The awarded work can be of any genre: in fiction, memoir, biography, poetry, or critical non-fiction from around the world – whether it is in English, in translation, traditionally published, or self-published.

The prize is named in tribute to English diarist W.N.P. Barbellion, who wrote eloquently on his life with multiple sclerosis (MS) before his death in 1919. …