Trans Novels by Trans Authors Public

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A list of novels with trans protagonists, written by trans authors. All genres of fiction included, but memoirs, short story collections, graphic novels, etc must find a different list.

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  1. Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by 

    5 stars

    Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom is the highly sensational, ultra-exciting, …

  2. Confessions of the Fox by 

    4 stars

    Set in the eighteenth century London underworld, this bawdy, genre-bending novel reimagines the life of thief and jailbreaker Jack Sheppard …

  3. Small Beauty by 

    4 stars

    Small Beauty tells the story of Mei, who in coping with the death of her cousin abandons her life in …

  4. Cemetery Boys by 

    5 stars

    Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.

    When his traditional Latinx family has problems …

  5. I've Got a Time Bomb by 

    4 stars

    On her way home from a gay wedding, Sybil's eponymous protagonist is ambushed, beaten, and left for dead on the …

  6. The well of loneliness by  (Virago modern classics)

    2 stars

    Stephen is an ideal child of aristocratic parentsa fencer, a horse rider and a keen scholar. Stephen grows to be …

  7. Godspeed by 

    No rating

    Jim is a butch bike messenger and speedfreak who is suddenly faced with an ultimatum by her girlfriend: clean up …

  8. Choir boy by 

    No rating

    As his home life deteriorates, twelve-year-old Berry decides to remain a choir boy forever and, after trying to perform surgery …

  9. Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones by 

    5 stars

    In the future, everyone will be trans. So says Lexi. She's a charismatic trans woman furious with the way she …

  10. Felix Ever After by 

    4 stars

    From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity …

  11. The Black Tides of Heaven by  (Tensorate, #1)

    4 stars

    Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed …

  12. She of the Mountains by 

    5 stars

    She of the Mountains is an illustrated novel by Vivek Shraya, the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist God …

  13. Finna by  (LitenVerse, #1)

    4 stars

    Nino Cipri's Finna is a rambunctious, touching story that blends all the horrors the multiverse has to offer with the …

  14. Freshwater by 

    4 stars

    Both a recounting of trauma and its impacts, as well as a retelling of a Nigerian fable. The main character's …

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