Trans fiction is a rapidly developing field of literature consisting of novels and short stories focused on trans subjects. Trans fiction offers representations of gender diversity, encourages greater understanding of trans experiences, and imagines new ways of existing in the world. In contrast to many other forms of trans narratives (e.g., legal case studies, medical reports, news articles), fiction is not tethered to the world as it is; instead, it can describe what might be. Thus, this type of storytelling opens up new possibilities for trans subjects and potentially fosters greater empathy from a reading audience. This entry examines key issues and trends in trans fiction and includes examples of influential works in the genre.


Defining the term fiction is relatively straightforward: Fiction refers to imaginative ...

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