Many knew of him, few knew him. Paul was a private, unassuming man, seemingly unaware of his stark good looks. He walked confidently with a tenacious presence that commanded a room.
His first novel, The Rise of a Giant, was an immediate success. He came to receive the society’s New Novelist of 2025 Award. The crowd silenced anxious to hear him speak. With a voice so soft few could hear, his grip faded.