Trans Books by Trans Authors

Books that feature transgender main characters that are by authors who identify as trans. (Or nonfiction books focusing on transgender issues by trans authors.)
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450 books · 283 voters · list created September 14th, 2015 by Danika at The Lesbrary (votes) .
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message 1: by RJ (new)

RJ Does Pat Schmatz identify as trans and/or genderqueer? I was looking this book up today and couldn't find any confirmation either way.


Danika at The Lesbrary R.J. wrote: "Does Pat Schmatz identify as trans and/or genderqueer? I was looking this book up today and couldn't find any confirmation either way."

I found it on the #OwnVoices tag on twitter: https://twitter.com/aboredauthor/stat...

But to be honest I can't find any evidence other than that lone tweet that Pat identifies as trans, so I've removed my vote for that one.


message 3: by Akiva (new)

Akiva Does Leah Raeder identify as trans? I also couldn't tell from the descriptions whether her books on this list had trans characters.


Danika at The Lesbrary Levi wrote: "Does Leah Raeder identify as trans? I also couldn't tell from the descriptions whether her books on this list had trans characters."

According to her twitter, she identifies as nonbinary.


message 5: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Not sure about the others, but I believe Leah Raeder's forthcoming "Bad Boy" will have an FTM main character.


message 6: by Akiva (new)

Akiva Ah, thanks!


message 7: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart YA authors James Dawson and Zac Brewer (formerly Heather Brewer) also recently came out as trans. Not sure if any of their work has transgender characters, though.


message 8: by S.A.A. (new)

S.A.A. Calvert Been cheeky and added my own books. They are all real-world stories (apart from one short SF/Horror and a single horror), fiction, and the central characters are trans.


message 9: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Question: should Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature be on or off this list?


message 10: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Seems to fit. Qwo-Li Driskill appears to be on the trans spectrum according to their profile.


message 12: by Monika (last edited Mar 16, 2018 06:09PM) (new)

Monika Margins and Murmurations by Otter Lieffe and The Transgender Manifesto by Ian Thomas Malone


message 13: by Rachel (last edited Dec 21, 2019 02:04AM) (new)

Rachel Redhead I'm a trans author and most of my books feature trans characters, but as no one has even heard of them, and I can't add my own books, I fear they'll never appear on this list :(

If anyone out there is kind enough to just add one book of mine - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... - to this list I'd be deeply grateful :)


message 14: by S.A.A. (new)

S.A.A. Calvert Rachel wrote: "I'm a trans author and most of my books feature trans characters, but as no one has even heard of them, and I can't add my own books, I fear they'll never appear on this list :(

If anyone out ther..."


I feel your need---me too!


message 15: by Gender (new)

Gender Library Not entirely sure how they identify re: transness, but we're buying a few books from Arcadia Missa by authors who use 'they' pronouns or ID as genderqueer (sufficient for inclusion at GCLL, if not on this list): 'Metabolize, If Able' (Clay AD), 'Virus' (Linda Stupart) and 'On Hell' (Johanna Hedva).


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