The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard

The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard” is a book published way back in 2012 (before the NYT launched World War T).

About the Authors:

Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod have been writing together and fostering space for transgender artists for over 10 years. Their plays have been seen at HERE Arts Center, WOW Cafe Theater, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, and included 9 sold-out episodes of their serial comedy Butch McCloud: Your Friendly Neighborhood Lesbian Superhero which delighted audiences in New York for more than a year. Léger and MacLeod wrote the screenplay for the celebrated short film F. Scott Fitzgerald Slept Here (2007, dir. Jules Rosskam) which EMRO noted was “surprisingly blunt and humorous” and also “quite amazing”. The two also co-produced STAGES, the first international transgender theater festival, in New York City in 2003. THE COLLECTION is their first book project.

One commenter notes:

The Collection does something that hasn’t really been done before: an anthology of literary short stories with transgender main characters. The quality of writing is really high for any anthology, and there is a good mix of men, women, and non-binary people featured. There are also lots of gay/lesbian/bisexual/queer trans characters included. Overall this collection is not only incredibly necessary, given the lack of trans representation in literature, it also very well written and balanced.

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