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.
The Observer (by Hephzibah Anderson)