Variations

Variations (Influx Press, 2021)
Variations is a collection of 11 short stories that tell a potted history of trans and non-binary people in the United Kingdom from the Victorian period to the present. It features a variety of different characters in different times and places, ranging from London during the Oscar Wilde trial to austerity-era Belfast, via inter-war Cardiff, a drag bar in Liverpool after the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the protest against Clause 28 in Manchester in 1988 and beyond. Using a variety of forms – diary entries and letters, newspaper and magazine articles, invented short stories, memoir chapters and oral histories, blog posts and a film script – it was published in June 2021, and can be ordered through the Influx Press website.

You can read an extract from the sixth story, ‘The Forgotten Stars of The White Swan’ in VICE, and watch a video of me reading the second story, ‘A Wo/Man of No Importance’ via Studio Voltaire.

Interviews:

Suite (212) (with Tom Overton)
Trashfuture (with Riley Quinn and others)

Reviews:

The Observer (by Hephzibah Anderson)