Rivers Solomon

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Rivers Solomon is an author originally from the United States; fae currently lives in Cambridge, England.[6]

Rivers Solomon
Date of birth November 17[1]
Place of birth California, USA
Pronouns fae/faer preferred, they/them ok[2][3]
Gender identity

Soloman's identities include fat, Black, intersex, boi, dyke, genderqueer, agender person, and "quasi-womanthing/womanbeast/gendermalcontent".[7]


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


« 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.[8] »
« 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.[9] »


  1. @cyborgyndroid (17 November 2017). "It's my birthday. Feeling happy and blessed. Had a great event last night w/ @wellreadblkgirl at @greenlightbklyn and now omw to Miami for book festival!" – via Twitter.
  2. Bio, accessed 20 March 2021
  3. Solomon, Rivers [@cyborgyndroid] (24 December 2020). https://twitter.com/cyborgyndroid/status/1342115571740110853 – via Twitter. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Solomon, Rivers. "SENSITIVITY READING". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020.
  5. 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.
  6. Coleman, Christian A. (November 2019). "Interview: Rivers Solomon". Lightspeed Magazine. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  7. Twitter thread, 10 June 2020
  8. Davenport, Lily (17 April 2019). "2019 Contest: Interview with Fiction Judge Rivers Solomon". Black Warrior Review. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  9. https://twitter.com/cyborgyndroid/status/1270839060400136194, 10 June 2020