The Green Carnation Prize for LGBT fiction has announced the 2012 shortlist spanning three continents:
- Carry the One, Carol Anshaw (American, 4th novel)
- A Perfectly Good Man, Patrick Gale (British, 16th novel)
- Scenes from Early Life, Philip Hensher (British, 8th novel)
- Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, Kerry Hudson (debut)
- Moffie, Andre Carl Van Der Merwe (South African, debut)
- Jack Holmes and His Friend, Edmund White (American, 10th novel)
The winner will be announced in London on December 12.