Join Lavender Menace for a special Book Week Scotland event! We'll be talking to Eris Young and Harry Josephine Giles about their brilliant writing, the importance of LGBTQIA+ books and what it's like being a queer writer in Scotland today.
This is a virtual event which will take place via Zoom. Everyone who registers will be sent the Zoom link closer to the time.
Eris Young is a queer, transgender writer of speculative fiction and nonfiction. Originally from Southern California, they split their time between Scotland and California. Eris' first non-fiction book, They/Them/Their: A Guide to Nonbinary and Genderqueer Identities, was published by Jessica Kingsley in 2019. Their second book, Ace Voices, will be published by JKP in December 2022.
Harry Josephine Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney, living in Leith. Their verse novel Deep Wheel Orcadia (Picador, 2021) is shortlisted for the 2022 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Their previous poetry collections have also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Saltire Prize and the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award.
This event is hosted by Lavender Menace, Scotland's LGBTQ+ Books Archive founded by Sigrid Nielsen and Bob Orr. Lavender Menace archive gives space to hard-to-find and out-of-print queer LGBT+ books and makes them accessible to the community.