Anansi acquires world rights for Me, Myself, They: The Future Is Non-Binary by Joshua M. Ferguson

Me, Myself, They: The Future Is Non-Binary

Photo by Liane Hentscher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 27 February 2018 Toronto

House of Anansi Press has acquired world rights from the Gersh Agency to renowned non-binary trans filmmaker, writer, and activist Joshua M. Ferguson’s first book to be published in Spring 2019.

Me, Myself, They: The Future Is Non-Binary examines what it means to live with a non-binary identity in today’s world. Through their exploration of the discourse around gender, sex, and sexuality, Joshua M. Ferguson challenges common notions of these terms and discusses their public and private life and what it is to live as neither man nor woman.

“I found me in my resilience. I found myself in my storytelling. And I found they in stories of brave people,” says Ferguson. “Me, Myself, They elevates our shared humanity by creating connections with our similarities to see beyond either/or differences. An opening exists for my non-binary memoir thanks to people across generations and cultures who have written, voiced, and fought for their truth.”

“We are thrilled to be publishing Joshua M. Ferguson’s Me, Myself, They,” says editor Douglas Richmond, who acquired the project for Anansi. “This book will educate and challenge readers, encouraging them to open their minds to the diversity of gender and sexuality, while at the same time offering the warmth of Joshua’s brilliant and unique insights into the non-binary trans experience.”

Combining private and personal stories alongside an analysis of emerging trends in popular culture that signal a massive shift in our understanding of gender and sex, Me, Myself, They promises to counter non-binary trans exclusion, erasure, and invisibility.

JOSHUA M. FERGUSON (Ph.D.) is a non-binary trans (they/them) filmmaker, writer, and activist. Their writing has been featured in the HuffPost, VICE, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, and OUT Magazine. Additionally, Ferguson is the producer of three films: the award-winning Whispers of Life (2013); Limina (2016), which was shown at festivals around the world in 2017 and praised for its trans inclusivity; and the feature-length documentary Non-Binary, due to be completed in 2018. Me, Myself, They is their first book.

HOUSE OF ANANSI PRESS was founded in 1967 by writers Dennis Lee and David Godfrey. Anansi started as a small press with a mandate to publish Canadian writers, and quickly gained attention for publishing authors such as Margaret Atwood, Matt Cohen, Michael Ondaatje, and Erín Moure, as well as George Grant and Northrop Frye. French-Canadian works in translation have always been an important part of the list, and prominent Anansi authors in translation include Roch Carrier, Marie-Claire Blais, Anne Hébert, and France Daigle. Today, the company specializes in finding and developing writers of literary fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction, including Katherena Vermette, Lisa Moore, Patrick DeWitt, Tanya Talaga, Djamila Ibrahim, Kathleen Winter, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, and in maintaining the culturally significant backlist that has accumulated in the decades since the house was founded.

For further information contact Laura Meyer, Publicity Director, House of Anansi Press at lmeyer@anansi.ca or 416-363-4343 x 229.

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