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BOOK LAUNCH

Juliet Jacques, author of Trans: A Memoir in conversation with Sheila Heti > NOV 15


Join us for the Toronto book launch of Trans: A Memoir  by Juliet Jacques, including a live interview with author Sheila Heti.

ABOUT THE BOOK
In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery—a process she chronicled with unflinching honesty in a serialised national newspaper column. Trans  tells of her life to the present moment: a story of growing up, of defining yourself, and of the rapidly changing world of gender politics.

Fresh from university, eager to escape a dead-end job, she launches a career as a writer in a publishing culture dominated by London cliques and still figuring out the impact of the Internet. She navigates the treacherous waters of a world where, even in the liberal and feminist media, transgender identities go unacknowledged, misunderstood or worse. Yet through art, film, music, politics and football, Jacques starts to become the person she had only imagined, and begins the process of transition. Interweaving the personal with the political, her memoir is a powerful exploration of debates that comprise trans politics, issues which promise to redefine our understanding of what it means to be alive.

Revealing, honest, humorous, and self-deprecating, Trans includes an epilogue with Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?,  in which Jacques and Heti discuss the cruxes of writing and identity.


LAUNCH FOR TRANS: A MEMOIR BY JULIET JACQUES
IN CONVERSATION WITH SHEILA HETI
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Sunday, November 15 > 7pm-9pm  
FREE EVENT