Alison Evans’ top five LGBTQIA+ young adult novels

Alison Evans is one of six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Readings Young Adult Book Prize for their queer zombie apocalypse novel, Highway Bodies. In this guest post, they share their top five favourite queer young adult novels.

Read now at Readings’ website.


The author has written extensively about gender nonconformity and not identifying as a man or a woman. But a recent award win and the misunderstanding and trolling that followed has highlighted how much society still has to learn.

Published in the Saturday Paper.


When Alison Evans was a child, gender fluidity wasn’t represented in the world around them. Now an adult, they’re hoping to change that.

Published in the Guardian.

The never-ending process of coming out as genderqueer

Coming out is never easy. Coming out as genderqueer is its own ordeal.

The main challenge I've found is that many people have no idea what it means to be 'genderqueer'. I generally follow my 'coming out' with "so I guess what that means is" and, with varying degrees of awkwardness, I try to explain myself.

Published in Daily Life.