Freshwaterby Akwaeke Emezi
Shifting point of view through the protagonist’s many ‘selves’, and drawing on Igbo cosmology, this is an extraordinary book, both expansive and intimate.
Orlando: A Biographyby Virginia Woolf
Published in 1928, this book still feels fun and fresh. Orlando transforms from teen-boy page in the Elizabethan court to adventuring adult woman, and who continues to switch between men’s and women’s clothing. A favourite book of my youth, it will always remind me to be adventurous and bold in my writing.
Highway Bodiesby Alison Evans
A group of queer and gender diverse teens learn a new resilience when the zombie apocalypse hits Australia. Gory and yet big-hearted, with memorable teen characters, I’m the proud publisher of this YA work by a talented, non-binary author.