In this remarkable memoir, historian and author Yves Rees invites readers into their experience of coming out as trans. At once generous and challenging, All About Yves is a fascinating journey through the author’s experience of ‘re-becoming’: “What happens when, aged 30, you understand you’re transgender?” they ask. Situating their personal story within the broader historical and cultural context of transgender people in Australia and around the world, Yves provides a warm and illuminating perspective on complex issues of identity, sexuality and the human experience.
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Dr Yves Rees is an award-winning writer and historian, a Lecturer in History at La Trobe University and co-host of podcast Archive Fever. Their writing has featured in publications including the Sydney Review of Books, The Age, Guardian Australia, Meanjin, Australian Book Review and The Conversation. Yves was the recipient of the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize, awarded for their essay Reading the Mess Backwards, which formed the genesis of their first book, the memoir All About Yves.
Jennifer Mills is the author of novels including Dyschronia, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her fiction, essays and criticism have been widely published, including in Best Australian Essays, The Guardian, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper and the Washington Post. Her new book is The Airways.