CYRUS GRACE DUNHAM reads from their new memoir A YEAR WITHOUT A NAME

A Year Without a Name (Little Brown and Company)

"Cyrus Grace Dunham has written a classic memoir -- passionate and clear eyed and unputdownable. Bravo to this extraordinary new voice." -- Mary Karr 

For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations--lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman--until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable. Beginning as Grace and ending as Cyrus, Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted. Written with disarming emotional intensity in a voice uniquely theirs, A Year Without a Name is a potent, thrillingly unresolved meditation on queerness, family, and desire.

Praise for A Year Without a Name

"A work of extraordinarily intimate confession rendered in startling, sparkling -- and addictive -- prose. Some memoirs read as if they are written for the author alone; this one reads like it was written for us. With erudition, frankness, and eloquence, Dunham braids a propulsive narrative momentum together with exquisite particulars of daily life. This book, simply put, summons a private and deeply pleasurable exchange with its reader. In the grand tradition, it keeps us company."-- Jordy Rosenberg, author of Confessions of the Fox

"Cyrus's book is raw, beautiful and uncompromisingly honest: a slippery, vital account of gender, family and the longing to be real. I read it with my heart in my mouth."-- Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City and Crudo

Cyrus Grace Dunham is a writer and organizer living in Los Angeles. This is their first book.


Cyrus Grace Dunham's photo by Sam Richardson

Event date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
A Year Without a Name: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316444965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 15th, 2019