One of the most celebrated novels of 2021, Torrey Peters’ Detransition, Baby examines the lives of three women – transgender and cisgender – when they collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires. Described by Carmen Maria Machado as “so good I want to scream”, Detransition, Baby brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the taboos around gender, sex and relationships, gifting readers a thrillingly original, witty and deeply moving novel. Appearing live via video, Torrey speaks about her unforgettable debut with Liz Duck-Chong.
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Torrey Peters (International)
Torrey Peters is the author of the novel Detransition, Baby, published by One World, which won the 2021 PEN/Hemingway award for debut fiction. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Awards, a finalist for the Brooklyn Public Library Award, and was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. A collection of four novellas, titled Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones, will be published by Random House in 2023. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth. Torrey rides a pink motorcycle and splits her time between Brooklyn and an off-grid cabin in Vermont.
Liz Duck-Chong (Australian)
Liz Duck-Chong is a writer, researcher and filmmaker who works primarily in LGBTQ+ sexual health and education. Her work focuses on uplifting the lives and work of trans communities, and telling the stories less told. In her spare time, she runs a reclaimed timber shop in Marrickville. Liz is a proud trans and bisexual woman and lives and works on Wangal and Gadigal land.