Transgender- and transsexual-centric fiction is a rare subset of LGBT literature. Most books published by and about transgender and transsexual people are non-fiction: autobiographies, critiques or general LGBT or queer studies texts.


Inside Out: A MysteryEdit

Inside Out: A Mystery (ISBN 978-0-31-228582-1, Elise Title, 2003) is a mystery, part of a serial featuring Natalie Price, a corrections officer operating in Boston. In this installment, Price investigates the assault of a post-operative transsexual ex-convict, Dr. Lynn Ingram.[1]


Main article: Luna (novel)

Luna (ISBN 978-0-31-673369-4, Julie Anne Peters, 2004), a young adult novel, is the story of male-to-female transsexual Luna (born Liam) O'Neill as told through the perspective of her sister, Regan. Peters has stated in an interview that she decided to tell the story of Luna through her sister because she is not transsexual herself, and she felt the authenticity of the story would be compromised.[2] The novel has won several awards and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in the Children’s/Young Adult category.[3]

Choir BoyEdit

Choir Boy (ISBN 978-1-93-236081-3, Charlie Anders, 2005) is a coming of age story of twelve-year-old Berry, a boy who seeks out antiandrogens in order to suppress his testosterone and prevent voice change from affecting his ability to sing in the choir. The novel won the Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender/GenderQueer category.[3]

Bye-Bye, Black Sheep: A Mommy-track MysteryEdit

Bye-Bye, Black Sheep: A Mommy-track Mystery (ISBN 978-0-42-521018-5, Ayelet Waldman, 2006) is a mystery, part of a serial featuring Juliet Appelbaum, a stay-at-home mom and former public defender. In this installment, Appelbaum is approached by Heavenly, a transsexual woman who asks her to investigate the murder of her sister, Violetta, a prostitute and drug addict.[4]

See alsoEdit



  1. Elise Little official website. Retrieved on 2007-04-06.
  2. Cynthia Leitich Smith (2004). The Story Behind The Story - Julie Anne Peters on Luna. Retrieved on 2007-04-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 2004 Lambda Literary Awards Recipients and Finalists. Lambda Literary Foundation. Retrieved on 2007-04-06.
  4. Ayelet Waldman official website. Retrieved on 2007-04-06.

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