Awards


 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 •  Walter Award • Otherwise Award

Finalist: National Book Award for Young People's Literature • PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel • Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • NYPL Young Lions Award • Lambda Literary Award (Transgender Fiction) • Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction • Lambda Literary Award (LGBTQ Young Adult)

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

Fellowships & Grants


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

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