Torrey Peters


Persis Bekkering

Monday 16 May

20.00 - 21.00

€ 7.50

Zaal 3



Natasha Gornik

Torrey Peters studied creative writing in Iowa among other places and has previously written two novels. Detransition, Baby marked her international breakthrough. The novel was longlisted for the Women's Prize in 2021. Peters lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About Detransition, Baby
Reese nearly had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York, a job she didn't hate. She'd scraped together a life previous generations of trans women could only dream of; the only thing missing was a child. Then everything fell apart, and three years on, Reese is still in self-destruct mode, avoiding her loneliness by sleeping with married men.

When her ex calls to ask if she wants to be a mother, Reese finds herself intrigued. After being attacked in the street, Amy de-transitioned to become Ames, changed jobs and, thinking he was infertile, started an affair with his boss Katrina. Now Katrina's pregnant. Could the three of them form an unconventional family - and raise the baby together?