Book cover of Fairest: A Memoir by Meredith Talusanby Meredith Talusan

Finalist for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction


“Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A ball of light hurled into the dark undertow of migration and survival.” —Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous


A singular, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and gender

Interview with the Author

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90: Meredith Talusan, author of Fairest
7/23/20       36 min

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LIVE ON ZOOM: Meredith Talusan, “FAIREST” w/ Amber Tamblyn
6/22/20         62 min

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Episode QS11: Meredith Talusan + Alok Vaid-Menon
8/9/20         58 min

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