Zeyn Joukhadar on the Portrayal of Queer and Trans Characters in Literature

Zeyn Joukhadar, author of The Thirty Names of Night, discusses the importance of featuring the journeys of queer, trans, Muslim, and immigrant characters in his books. Delving into the lives of queer and trans ancestors, Zeyn connects us to people in our pasts who were always there but often erased. A novel about finding community for survival, for care, and for love, The Thirty Names of Night "is a feat" (R.O. Kwon).