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