“I thought that if I let anyone in, they’d find out what was broken about me. And then not only would they know, I’d know too.”
Torrey Peters became the first trans woman to be nominated for the £30,000 Women's Prize for Fiction, which was contested in an anonymous open letter by the Wild Woman Writing Club.
"She wanted someone to test her strength against, she wanted to fight, and for that she sought out the biggest, strongest man she could find. Me."
Carmen Maria Machado won the £30,000 award for her memoir In the Dream House, published by Serpent’s Tail/Graywolf Press.
“When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”
“Whoever you are - I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”
Could a split train change someone's life forever?
"Who would remember them once they'd gone?"
“Living your life according to what everyone else might think of you is to cede control of who you are. It is to outsource your identity to a bunch of strangers who do not know you.”
“The avalanche of prefabbed, precooked, often portable food into every corner of American society represents the most dramatic nutritional shift in human history.”