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‘It’s good to get your hands on a physical archive, sometimes, to rip it to bits, and put it back together again.’ Boy Parts, Eliza Clark
Join these two inventive, subversive writers to discuss their Influx Press titles: Variations, the debut short story collection from Juliet Jacques and Boy Parts, Eliza Clark’s debut novel.
Witty, original, obsessive, compelling, these books explore gender, expose taboos and tell stories which have gone unheard for too long.
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‘“They wanted to put me on testosterone first,” she said, “as if I should try even harder at being a man before they let me try being a woman.”’ ‘The Forgotten Stars of the White Swan’, from Variations, Juliet Jacques
Juliet Jacques is a writer, filmmaker, broadcaster and academic based in London. She has published four books, including Trans: A Memoir (2015), the short story collection Variations (2021) and an essay collection, Front Lines: Trans Journalism 2007-2021 (2022). Her fiction, journalism and essays have appeared in The Guardian (including her ‘Transgender Journey’ column, longlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2011), New York Times, Frieze, London Review of Books and many other publications; her short films have screened in galleries and festivals across the world.
She teaches at the Royal College of Art and elsewhere, and hosted the arts discussion programme Suite (212) on Resonance 104.4fm. She plays football for Clapton Community FC women and Surrey.
Eliza Clark was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1994 and now lives in London. Her first novel Boy Parts was written after Eliza received a place on New Writing North’s Young Writers’ Talent Fund and was published by Influx Press in 2020. Boy Parts has since been Blackwell’s Fiction Book of the Year and Eliza was chosen as a finalist for the Women’s Prize Futures Award for writers under 35. Her second novel, Penance, will be published in July 2023 by Faber and Faber, followed by short story collection She’s Always Hungry.