None of the Above by Travis Alabanza wins the Jhalak Prize

We’re delighted that Travis Alabanza’s glorious, vital memoir None of the Above has been named the winner of the 2023 Jhalak Prize.

Travis is an award-winning writer, performer and theatre maker, and in None of the Above they've taken seven phrases people have said to them over the course of their life about their gender identity: phrases that are ‘shouts and whispers, hugs and punches’, from ‘So when did you know?’ to ‘This ain’t a thing we do round here, son’. Through their intense, nuanced thinking about and on and through these phrases, they’ve created an revelatory memoir, about themselves, the world, about how we see our lifes through the prism of gender, and what it's like to live outwith it.

The judges called it a ‘a beautiful book of intense vulnerability, generosity and humour’

Find out more about the Jhalak Prize here.