I have published three books, and contributed chapters, essays or short stories to several others. Please click below for details on my books:
Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007).
Trans: A Memoir (Verso Books, 2015).
Variations (Influx Press, 2021).
Contributions to other titles
Bad Feelings (Book Works, 2015)
Short story ‘I’m too sad to tell you about I’m Too Sad to Tell You’. Also featuring Sara Ahmed, Jacob Bard-Rosenberg, Lauren Berlant, Sean Bonney, Dominic Fox, Priyamvada Gopal, David Graeber, Esther Leslie, Francesca Lisette, Benjamin Noys, Wail Qasim and others. Edited by Nina Power.
Berfrois the Book (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019)
Short story ‘One Hundred Years Ago’. Also includes pieces by Melissa Benn, Russell Bennetts (editor), Andrea Cohen, Jennifer L. Knox, Janice Lee, Nyla Matuk, Astra Papachristodoulou, Marsha Pomerantz, Legacy Russell, Michael Schmidt, Jessica Sequeira, Laurie Stone, Melissa Studdard, Elias Tezapsidis, Eley Williams and others.
Brighton Trans*formed (QueenSpark Books, 2014)
Foreword for an oral history of trans and non-binary people in Brighton.
Can We All Be Feminists? (Penguin Random House, 2018)
Essay about Xanthra Philippa Mackay & Mirha-Soleil Ross’s film Gender Troublemakers (1993) and contemporary feminism. Also includes pieces by Soofiya Andry, Gabrielle Bellot, Caitlin Cruz, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Brit Bennett, Evette Dionne, Aisha Gani, Afua Hirsch, Wei Ming Kam, Mariya Karimjee, Eishar Kaur, Emer O’Toole, Frances Ryan, Zoé Samudzi, Charlotte Shane, and Selina Thompson.
Disgrace: Feminism and the Political Right (Arcadia Missa, 2021)
Essay about Caryl Churchill’s play Top Girls (1982) and the line of Tory feminism from Margaret Thatcher to Theresa May. Also includes work by Akanksha Mehta and Lola Olufemi.
The Flexible Sex (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2012)
Essay ‘Conundrum: The Dilemmas in Transsexual Autobiographies’. The online-only publication also features Rosi Braidotti, Clare Hemmings and Heidi Safia Mirza.
Incantation, Wendy (Bobo, 2021)
Essay about composer Wendy Carlos and her Clockwork Orange soundtrack, The Human League and post-punk, gender identity and visibility. Also includes work by Beth Bramich, Stine Hebert, Mat Jenner, Tom Richards, Chu-Li Shewring, Dave Tompkins and editor Frances Scott.
Letters Lived: Radical reflections, revolutionary paths (Three O’Clock Press, 2012)
A letter to my teenage self. Also features Selma James, Nina Power, Rae Spoon and others, with a foreword by Grace Lee Boggs.
The Liberated Film Club (Tenement Press, 2021)
A transcript of a talk I did at a Liberated Club screening, which you can read online here. The anthology also features Mania Akbari, John Akomfrah, Dennis Cooper, Gareth Evans, William Fowler, Dan Fox, Xiaolu Guo, Stewart Home, Ben Rivers, Andrea Luka Zimmermann and others.
Liberating the Canon: An Anthology of Innovative Literature (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018)
Anthology of ‘radically innovative and nonconforming forms of literature in the UK and US, edited by Isabel Waidner. Includes my story ‘The Holiday Camp’, along with works by Mojisola Adebayo, Jess Arndt, Jay Bernard, SJ Fowler, Sara Jaffe, Roz Kaveney, Mira Mattar, Nat Raha, Rosie Šnajdr, Timothy Thornton, Joanna Walsh and Eley Williams.
Mainstream (Inkandescent, 2021)
Short story ‘A Review of A Return’ in ‘an anthology of stories from the edges’, edited by Justin David and Nathan Evans. Also features Neil Bartlett, Bidisha, Kit de Waal, Kerry Hudson, Iqbal Hussain, Keith Jarrett, Jonathan Kemp, Neil McKenna, Paul McVeigh, Golnoosh Nour and others.
Man Enough to be a Woman (Serpent’s Tail, 2021)
Introduction to a revised edition of transsexual punk singer Jayne County’s autobiography.
ON CARE (MA Bibliothèque, 2020)
Volume of writings on care, edited by Rebecca Jagoe and Sharon Kivland. Includes my ‘Aphorisms on Self-Care’, alongside pieces by Oisín Byrne, Jamie Crewe, Juliette Desorgues, Rachel Genn, Helen Hester, Sophie Jung, Élisabeth Lebovici, Rebecca Lennon, Mira Mattar, Carolina Ongaro, Roy Claire Potter, Nat Raha, Helena Reckitt, Erica Scourti, Victoria Sin, Jamie Sutcliffe, Maija Timonen, Nina Wakeford and others. (NB: This text has also appeared in issue 2 of The Endotic Reader.)
Pause. Fervour. Reflections on a Pandemic (Journal for Visual Culture, 2021)
Includes my short text ‘The Digital Classroom and the Digital Studio’, originally written for the Harun Farocki Institut’s website in 2020, alongside pieces by Oreet Ashery, David Dibosa, Helene Kazan, Joel McKim, Hana Noorali & Lynton Talbot, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Jelena Stojković, Isobel Wohl, Andrea Luka Zimmermann and others. Free to download – just click on the title for the link.
Protest: Stories of Resistance (Comma Press, 2017)
A collection of short stories about the history of protest and resistance in Great Britain and Ireland. My piece, ‘Never Going Underground’, about the demonstration against Clause 28 in Manchester in February 1988, is featured alongside works by Sandra Alland, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Kit de Waal, Stuart Evers, Courttia Newland, Holly Pester, Alexei Sayle and others.
The Queer Bible (HarperCollins, 2021)
An essay about the importance of Italian filmmaker, writer and activist Pier Paolo Pasolini. Also includes contributions from Amelia Abraham, Munroe Bergdorf, Mykki Blanco, Elton John, Paris Lees, Graham Norton, Hans Ulrich Obrist and others.
The Syllabus: Volume Three (Verbivoracious Press, 2015)
Short texts about The Blaze of Noon (Rayner Heppenstall) and A Portrait of the Writer as a Domesticated Animal (Lydie Salvayre). The anthology also includes Lauren Elkin, Daniel Levin Becker, Lee Rourke and many others.
This is How We Come Back Stronger (And Other Stories, 2021)
A collection of texts by feminist writers, responding to the various crises of the 21st century. My short story ‘The Woman in the Portrait’, with a new introduction, features alongside contributions from Amelia Abraham, Yomi Adegoke, Fatima Bhutto, Lindsey Dryden, Stella Duffy, Fox Fisher, Kerry Hudson, Kuchenga, Francesca Martinez, Kate Mosse, Michelle Tea and others.
To My Trans Sisters (Jessica Kingsley, 2018)
A collection of letters from trans women, offering advice to those in transition, or exploring their gender identities. Also includes Aleisha Brevard, Christine Burns, Lynn Conway, Juno Dawson, Shon Faye, Laura Jane Grace, Roz Kaveney, Sevval Kılıç, Isis King, Kuchenga, Martine Rothblatt, Rhyannon Styles and many others, edited by Charlie Craggs.
Transcribed: An Anthology of Trans Writing (Polari Print, 2020)
Edited by Ezra Horbury and Christine ‘Xine’ Yao, this includes my short story ‘The Woman in the Portrait’ alongside works by Travis Alabanza, CN Lester and emerging trans and non-binary writers.
Trauma (Dodo Ink, 2021)
Essay about a day I spent at Chernobyl and Pripyat in July 2018. Edited by Thom Cuell and Sam Mills, the anthology also includes work by Marina Benjamin, Rhiannon L. Cosslett, Rachel Genn, David Lynch, Rowena Macdonald, James Miller, Monique Roffey, Lee Rourke, Tamim Sadikali, Azad Ashim Sharma, Emma Jane Unsworth, Saskia Vogel and others.
Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights (British Library, 2020)
Catalogue for the Unfinished Business exhibition at the British Library, edited by Margaretta Jolly and Polly Russell. My essay, ‘On the Malleability of the Body’, is included alongside texts by Mercedes Aguirre, Anita Biressi, Sumita Mukherjee, Sheila Rowbotham, Angela Saini and others.
An Unreliable Guide to London (Influx Press, 2016)
A collection of short stories about places in London. My work, ‘Corridors of Power’ (about Annabel’s in Mayfair) is featured alongside work by Chloe Aridjis, Salena Godden, Courttia Newland, Irenosen Okojie, Aki Schilz, Nikesh Shukla, Tim Wells, Will Wiles, Eley Williams and many others.
We Can Do Better Than This (Penguin Random House, 2021)
Essay about trans people and the British media in the 2010s. Edited by Amelia Abraham, the anthology also includes pieces by Travis Alabanza, Olly Alexander, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Mykki Blanco, Kate Bornstein, Beth Ditto, Shon Faye, Fox Fisher, Owen Jones, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Juno Roche, Wolfgang Tillmans and others.
Women in Clothes (Penguin, 2014)
Interview with Sheila Heti.
I also had an academic paper entitled ‘Forms of Resistance: Uses of Memoir, Theory and Fiction in Trans Life Writing’ in Life Writing journal, vol. 14 (2017).