Awards


TIME Magazine Next Generation Leader (Cover Story, June 2021)

National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Honoree (2018) 

Won: The Otherwise Award (formerly the Tiptree Award) •  Ilube Nommo Award • Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa

Honor: Stonewall Book Award (2021) •  Stonewall Book Award (2020) • Walter Award • Otherwise Award

Finalist: National Book Award for Young People's Literature • PEN/Jean Stein Prize • PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel • Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • NYPL Young Lions Award • Dylan Thomas Prize • Orwell Prize for Political Fiction • Lambda Literary Award (Transgender Fiction) • Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature • Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction • Lambda Literary Award (LGBTQ Young Adult)

Longlisted: International Dublin Literary Award • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence • CILIP Carnegie Medal • Wellcome Prize • Aspen Words Literary Prize (2021) • Aspen Words Literary Prize (2019) • Women's Prize for Fiction • VCU Cabell First Novelist Award • Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize 

Fellowships & Grants


Astraea Foundation Global Arts Fund • Sozopol Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction • Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 

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