Books By Trans and Non-Binary Authors

It’s World Book Day, so I thought I’d share some recommendations of books by trans and non-binary authors.  Please feel free to share your own recommendations in the comments!


Nevada by Imogen Binnie

Yemaya’s Daughters by Dane Figueroa Edidi (also try Brew)

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

He Mele A Hilo by Ryka Aoki

I’ve Got a Time Bomb by Sybil Lamb

Roving Pack by Sassafras Lowrey


Science Fiction and Fantasy

Geometries of Belonging by RB Lemberg (also try the Nebula nominated Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds)

At Land by Morgan M. Page

Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey

Three Partitions by Bogi Takács

All The Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders


Short Fiction:

A Safe Girl To Love by Casey Plett

The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard ed by Tom Leger and Riley McLeod

Missed Her by Ivan Coyote

Look Who’s Morphing by Tom Cho

Seasonal Velocities by Ryka Aoki


Children’s & YA

The Adventures of Tulip the Birthday Fairy by S. Bear Bergman

Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws by Kate Bornstein

George by Alex Gino

I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings (also try Being Jazz)

Zero Dad’s Club by Angel Adeyoha

Princess of Great Daring by Tobi Hill-Meyer



Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul by Ryka Aoki

Improvise Girl, Improvise by Lilith Latini

Wanting In Arabic by Trish Salah

Marginalia to Stone Bird by Rose Lemberg

Never Coming Home by Tyler Vile

Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, ed by TC Tolbert & Trace Peterson


Romance and Erotica:

Nearly Roadkill by Kate Bornstein

Blood and Silver by Patrick Califia

Defying Convention by Cecil Wilde (Also try A Boy Called Cin)

Robotica by Kal Cobalt

And finally, there is my own book: Show Yourself To Me by Xan West



Trauma Queen by Lovemme Corazon

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

The End of San Francisco by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green

Cooking in Heels by Ceyenne Doroshow



Exile and Pride by Eli Clare

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, ed by S. Bear Bergman and Kate Bornstein

Transgender History by Susan Stryker

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Law by Dean Spade


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  1. Pingback: Books By Trans and Non-Binary Authors–Thank You! – Ryka Aoki

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