Books Featuring Intersex People

The shortness of this list represents the lack of intersex representation in literature.

Sorrowland: A Novel By Rivers Solomon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374266776
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Published: MCD - May 4th, 2021

A TIME 100 Must-Read Book of 2021

A New York Times Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2021

The Stonewall Book Award winner of 2022

Named a Best Book of 2021 by NPR, The New York Public Library, Publishers Weekly and more!

Lum By Libby Ware Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631520037
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Published: She Writes Press - October 20th, 2015

Lum has always been on the outside. At eight, she was diagnosed with what we now call an intersex condition and is told she can't expect to marry. Now, at thirty-three, she has no home of her own but is shuttled from one relative's house to another--valued for her skills, but never treated like a true member of the family.

A Proper Young Lady By Lianne Simon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780985148218
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Published: Faie Miss - December 5th, 2015

A woman with the complete form of Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome might never discover that she has testes in her abdomen rather than ovaries and uterus. Dani le knows, and she grieves that she can never have her own children.

Born Both: An Intersex Life By Hida Viloria Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316347846
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Published: Hachette Books - March 14th, 2017

From one of the world's foremost intersex activists, a candid, provocative, and eye-opening memoir of gender identity, self-acceptance, and love.

Xoxy: A Memoir (Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist) By Kimberly M. Zieselman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781785928376
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - March 19th, 2020


Meet Kimberly, a regular suburban housewife and mother, whose discovery later in life that she was born intersex fuelled her to become an international human rights defender and globally-recognised activist.

Intersex (for Lack of a Better Word) By Thea Hillman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933149240
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Published: Manic D Press - September 1st, 2008

"In Hillman's world, the surer you become about who you are, the more vulnerable you get."--The San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Hillman's writing is sexy because it's smart and refuses to simplify things."--Fabula Magazine