Bestselling author Mary Paulson-Ellis confirmed for DIVA Literary Festival

“What better way to enjoy all things lesbian, bi, writerly and fun!”



The latest author to be confirmed for the upcoming DIVA Literary Festival is Mary Paulson-Ellis.


Following the release of her bestselling debut novel, The Other Mrs Walker, Mary was named Amazon Rising Star 2016. In addition to her riveting first novel, she has also written many short stories and works of non-fiction.


Mary will be joining the likes of acclaimed author Stella Duffy, crime writer Val McDermid and lesbian romance novelist Kiki Archer at the first ever DIVA Literary Festival. She can’t wait to be a part of this exciting new weekend event, which celebrates the finest in lesbian and bi literature through panels, workshops, live interviews and the inaugural DIVA Literary Awards.


Mary told us:


“I am really delighted to be joining an amazing line-up of authors for the first ever Diva Literary Festival. What better way to enjoy all things lesbian, bi, writerly and fun! Thank you, DIVA for creating a brilliant opportunity to celebrate such diversity of talent, both the established and the new.”


The DIVA Literary Festival and Awards takes place 3-5 November at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham NEC. Book now at


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