Rivers Solomon

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Rivers Solomon
Place of birth California, USA
Pronouns fae/faer, they/them[1]
Gender identity


Rivers Solomon is an author originally from the United States; they currently live in Cambridge, England.[4]

Soloman's identities include fat, Black, intersex, boi, dyke, genderqueer, agender person, and "quasi-womanthing/womanbeast/gendermalcontent".[5]

Works

  • An Unkindness of Ghosts (2017)
  • The Deep (2019)
  • Sorrowland (2021)

Quotes

« When I'm writing anything my main concern is: is this good? Is this really fucking good? Will it surprise, refresh, delight, intimidate? Is it gorgeous? Is it horrifying? Importantly, I don't want to bore anyone. I don't want to waste anyone’s time. I am a hungry, questioning creature who likes to work out my philosophical queries on the page, but I want it to be a fun ride for anyone who’s bought a ticket. I want everything I write to be striking, regardless of genre.[6] »
« i am a gender liberationist. i want to live in a world that does not coercively assign children into one of two categories & punish the ones who do not conform to it. thanks for listening, pals.[7] »

References

  1. https://www.riverssolomon.com/bio
  2. Solomon, Rivers. "SENSITIVITY READING". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020.
  3. Solomon, Rivers [@cyborgyndroid] (10 June 2020). "i don't usually talk about my gender on here because i believe as a transmisogyny-exempt agender person* who (at present) is not pursuing medical transition...that the violence i face for being non-cis is comparatively minimal. *quasi-womanthing/womanbeast/gendermalcontent/queer" – via Twitter.
  4. Coleman, Christian A. (November 2019). "Interview: Rivers Solomon". Lightspeed Magazine. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  5. Twitter thread, 10 June 2020
  6. Davenport, Lily (17 April 2019). "2019 Contest: Interview with Fiction Judge Rivers Solomon". Black Warrior Review. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  7. https://twitter.com/cyborgyndroid/status/1270839060400136194, 10 June 2020