Recommended reads from transgender, non-binary & gender diverse writers

The Death of Vivek Oji

The Death of Vivek Oji

Akwaeke Emezi

They burned down the market on the day Vivek Oji died. One afternoon, a mother opens her front door to find the length of her son's body stretched out on the veranda, swaddled in akwete material, his head on her welcome mat.

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Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

Andrea Lawlor

Transposing Virginia Woolf's Orlando to 90s San Francisco, this novel of transgender metamorphosis is a wild, sexy, funny and moving story of living on the edge.    

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Something That May Shock and Discredit You

Something That May Shock and Discredit You

Daniel Mallory Ortberg

A New York Times bestselling author's sparkling memoir of changing genders whilst remaining a feminist.

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The Discomfort of Evening

The Discomfort of Evening

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, Michele Hutchison

The sensational Dutch bestseller: Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's extraordinary portrait of a farming family distorted by grief, translated by Michele Hutchison.

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Throat

Throat

Ellen van Neerven

Throat is the explosive second poetry collection from award-winning Mununjali Yugambeh writer Ellen van Neerven.

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 Read reviewHighway Bodies

Highway Bodies

Alison Evans

Highway Bodies is a unique zombie apocalypse story featuring a range of queer and gender non-conforming teens who have lost their families and friends and can only rely upon each other.

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 Read reviewCaptive Prince (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 1)

Captive Prince (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 1)

C.S. Pacat

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a...

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The City in the Middle of the Night

The City in the Middle of the Night

Charlie Jane Anders

A haunting, futuristic tale of a young girl who just might save humanity - if she can stay alive.  

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 Read reviewLook Who's Morphing

Look Who’s Morphing

Tom Cho

This is a collection of stories about transformation, with the storyteller and his family shifting through identities drawn from comics, video games, daytime TV, porn flicks and movies, in fantasies of sexual and physical power.

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I Hope We Choose Love

I Hope We Choose Love

Kai Cheng Thom

Essays on love, mercy, and forgiveness as political values in these polarizing times, by the acclaimed trans poet and prose writer.

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Sissy

Sissy

Jacob Tobia

A deeply personal story of trauma and healing, a powerful reflection on gender and self-acceptance, and a hilarious guidebook for wearing tacky clip-on earrings in today's world, Sissy guarantees you'll never think about gender -...

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Freshwater

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these selves - now protective, now hedonistic - seize control of Ada, her life spirals in a dark and dangerous direction. Narrated from the perspectives of the various selves...

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Magic for Liars

Magic for Liars

Sarah Gailey

This debut novel from the Hugo-award-winning Sarah Gailey.

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Red, White & Royal Blue

Red, White & Royal Blue

Casey McQuiston

What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?   

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Amateur

Amateur

Thomas Page McBee

An exploration of modern masculinity by the first transgender man to box at Madison Square Garden, shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize

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The Merry Spinster

The Merry Spinster

Daniel Mallory Ortberg

A collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales.

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Small Beauty

Small Beauty

jiaqing wilson-yang

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The Descent of Monsters

The Descent of Monsters

Jy Yang

The Descent of Monsters is the third enthralling silkpunk fantasy in JY Yang's Tensorate Series, which combines magic, mystery, and enraged dinosaurs.     

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Pet

Pet

Akwaeke Emezi

In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices a young person can make when the adults around them are in denial.

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 Read reviewFinding Nevo

Finding Nevo

Nevo Zisin

Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer.

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Clean

Clean

Juno Dawson, Beth Eyre

A razor-sharp, adrenaline rush of a novel from award-winning author Juno Dawson, Clean is Gossip Girl meets Girl, Interrupted  

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Revenant Gun

Revenant Gun

Yoon Ha Lee

The most exciting science fiction trilogy of the decade reaches its astonishing conclusion!

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The Lie And How We Told It

The Lie And How We Told It

Tommi Parrish

A friendship fumbles and falls apart after an uncertain encounter in this graphic novel from a remarkable new voice.

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Surge

Surge

Jay Bernard

Jay Bernard's extraordinary debut is a fearlessly original exploration of the black British archive: an enquiry into the New Cross Fire of 1981, a house fire at a birthday party in south London in which thirteen young black people...

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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

Janet Mock

An extraordinary woman recounts her coming-of-age as a transgender teen-a personal and empowering portrait of self-revelation, adversity, and heroism.

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An Unkindness of Ghosts

An Unkindness of Ghosts

Rivers Solomon

A breathtaking science fiction debut from a worthy successor to Octavia Butler.

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Milk Teeth

Milk Teeth

Rae White

Winner of the 2017 Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry.

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