Join us on Crowdcast for a Conversation with Callum Angus, author of A Natural History of Transition. Joining us in conversation will be Andrea Lawlor, assistant professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and author of Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl.
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About the Book
A Natural History of Transition is a collection of short stories that disrupts the notion that trans people can only have one transformation. Like the landscape studied over eons, change does not have an expiration date for these trans characters, who grow as tall as buildings, turn into mountains, unravel hometown mysteries, and give birth to cocoons. Portland-based author Callum Angus infuses his work with a mix of alternative history, horror, and a reality heavily dosed with magic.
About the Author
Callum Angus is a trans writer and editor currently based in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in Nat. Brut, Orion, West Branch, LA Review of Books, Catapult, The Common and elsewhere. He has received support from Lambda Literary and Signal Fire Foundation for the Arts, and he holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BA from Mount Holyoke College. He is managing editor of the journal smoke and mold.
Andrea Lawlor teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College, is the recipient of a 2020 Whiting Award for Fiction, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. They teach introductory and advanced courses in creative writing, including fiction writing, poetry writing, creative writing for multilingual speakers, queer and trans writing, writing fabulist fiction, writing utopian fiction, and advanced projects. Their publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016), and a novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, a 2018 finalist for the Lambda Literary and CLMP Firecracker Awards. Paul, originally published by Rescue Press in 2017, is out now from Vintage/Knopf (US) and Picador (UK & Ireland).
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