Pat Schmatz

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Pat Schmatz
Place of birth Wisconsin, USA
Nationality American
Pronouns Mixed/Alternating[1]
Gender identity "I am fluent in both male and female but not entirely at home in either place."[2]

Pat Schmatz is an author of young adult novels such as Bluefish, Mousetraps, Mrs. Estronsky and the U.F.O., Circle the Truth, and Lizard Radio, which won a James Tiptree Jr. Award in 2015. They started writing YA literature at age 24.[3]

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« I cannot tell you what a relief it was to write a book about a teen who is like me. Kivali is not me, but the ease of writing a teen with much of my core, essential experience of the world was amazing. It was a gift I could not have imagined when I started writing for teens at the age of 24.

I was out as a lesbian but I didn’t have a word for my experience of gender. Some words came close – androgynous, butch, dyke, tomboy – but they weren’t quite right. [3]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Gender Stories: Writing non-binary". 30 June 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  2. "Pat Schmatz". Girls of Summer: 18 Books for Strong Girls. 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Pat Schmatz Blog Tour: Book Birthday". YA Pride. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2020.

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