Matt Bates, editor of anthology Queer Life, Queer Love, picks five books about trans lives.
Trans, A Memoir by Juliet Jacques
Already a classic, Jacques’ 2015 memoir is a brave, hard-hitting and emotional tour-de-force, charting her own gender journey through a personal, political and cultural lens.
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021, this super-smart, witty, compassionate and compelling novel follows the highs and lows of Reese, Ames and Katrina in their quest to form – and their right to have – a very modern family.
The Transgender Issue: An Argument For Justice by Shon Faye