CN Lester headshot

Seal Press has acquired the powerful testimony TRANS LIKE ME by CN Lester.

Acquisitions editor Stephanie Knapp bought North American rights to the book from Laura Macdougall at Tibor Jones & Associates.

Seal Press has a history of publishing pioneering authors in the gender debate, such as Leslie Feinberg, Julia Serano and Susan Stryker. Stephanie Knapp said, ‘TRANS LIKE ME is such a timely, thoughtful take on the most pressing gender issues of today.’

TRANS LIKE ME explores the way we are all defined by ideas of gender, regardless of labels. Framed by a striking personal narrative, CN Lester addresses the current debates surrounding transgender identity and looks ahead to what the future might hold.

“Lester is a writer for our times – a moving, learned and essential voice at the razor edge of gender politics. Their work has been inspirational to me for many years. Lester writes with the compassionate authority of a person not just wise beyond their years, but beyond the age they were born into.” – Laurie Penny

TRANS LIKE ME will be published first in the UK on 25th May by Virago.

CN Lester is an academic and activist who has acted as a consultant on trans issues to a broad range of organisations such as Channel 4, the BBC and the Huffington Post. For more about CN Lester and their work, follow them on Twitter or visit their website.

© Image: Helen Bartlett 2016

Written by Charlotte on for News.