Alphabet Soup is excited to present an evening with Vancouver author Tanya Boteju. Tanya's novel, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens, has been described as "Judy Blume meets RuPaul’s Drag Race in this funny, feel-good debut novel about a queer teen who navigates questions of identity and self-acceptance while discovering the magical world of drag."
Library staff will host a moderated discussion with Tanya followed by a chance for questions from the audience. Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens will be available for purchase and signing.
This program is presented in partnership with The Youth Centre, Whistler Community Services Society, and the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Alliance.
About the Author:
Tanya Boteju is an English teacher and writer living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, Canada). A native British Columbian, she completed her English and Education degrees at the University of British Columbia, then spent time in New York attaining her Master of Arts through Columbia University’s Teachers College. Most recently, Tanya received a Creative Writing Certificate through Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio. Her writing life has mostly consisted of teaching writing for the past sixteen years at York House School, an all girls independent school in Vancouver, where she has continually been inspired by the brilliant young people in her midst.
Her novel, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens, was released in May 2019 by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Tanya is grateful for her patient wife, supportive family and friends, committed educators, sassy students, and hot mugs of tea. She may have been a drag king in her well-spent youth and knows that the queer community is full of magic and wonder. With, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens, she hopes she’s brought some of that magic to those who need it most.