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Roz Kaveney
Roz Kaveney, 14 April 2007, by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Roz Kaveney, 14 April 2007, by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Born (1949-07-09) 9 July 1949 (age 71)
OccupationWriter and editor

Roz Kaveney (born 9 July 1949) is a British writer, critic, and poet, best known for her critical works about pop culture and for being a core member of the Midnight Rose collective.[1][2] Kaveney's works include fiction and non-fiction, poetry, reviewing, and editing.[3]


Appearing on television discussion programme After Dark in 1988
Appearing on television discussion programme After Dark in 1988

Kaveney attended Pembroke College, Oxford, where she participated in a poetry group that had a particular interest in Martian poetry and shared a flat with Christopher Reid. She gave up poetry in her twenties, not resuming until reaching her sixties. Kaveney's poetry was originally written in a rhythmic free verse, although her work later shifted into formalism. In later years she has worked as a transgender rights activist.[4]

On her website Roz says: "I was reared Catholic but got over it, was born male but got over it, stopped sleeping with boys about the time I stopped being one and am much happier than I was when I was younger."

Kaveney has contributed to several newspapers such as The Independent and The Guardian. She is also a founding member of Feminists Against Censorship and a former deputy chair of Liberty. She was deputy editor of the transgender-related magazine META.

In 1988 she made an extended appearance on the television discussion After Dark with among others Andrea Dworkin and Anthony Burgess.

Dialectic of the Flesh was shortlisted for the Lambda Award; Rituals - Rhapsody of Blood, Volume One was short-listed for the Crawford Award, and made the Honor Roll for the Tiptree Award.

Tiny Pieces of Skull 'deserves to be recognised as a seminal fictional work on transgender identity and transphobia... hilarious and chilling...' Times Literary Supplement, 24 July 2015.[5] It won the 2016 Best Trans Fiction Lambda Literary Award.[6]


  • Tales From The Forbidden Planet (1987)
  • More Tales from the Forbidden Planet (1990)
  • Temps (1991)
  • Eurotemps (1992)
  • The Weerde: The Book of the Ancients Book 2 (1993, editor and contributor)
  • Reading The Vampire Slayer - The New, Updated Unofficial Guide To Buffy And Angel (2001)[7][8]
  • From Alien to the Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film (2005)
  • Superheroes!: Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films (2006)[9][10]
  • Teen Dreams: Reading Teen Film and Television from 'Heathers' to 'Veronica Mars' (2006)
  • Battlestar Galactica: Investigating Flesh, Spirit, and Steel (2010)
  • Introduction to Scratch Monkey by Charles Stross (1993, introduction 2011)
  • Nip/Tuck: Television That Gets Under Your Skin (2011)
  • Tales from the House Band, Volume 1: A Plus One Music Anthology (2011)
  • Rituals, Rhapsody of Blood, Volume One (2012)
  • Dialectic of the Flesh (2012)
  • What If What's Imagined Were All True (2012)
  • Reflections, Rhapsody of Blood Volume Two (2013)
  • Resurrections, Rhapsody of Blood Volume Three (2014)
  • Tiny Pieces of Skull (2015)
  • Realities, Rhapsody of Blood Volume Four (2018)
  • Catullus (2018)


  1. ^ "SURVEYOR OF THE SUPERHEROES: KAVENEY TALKS NEW BOOK". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  2. ^ Taylor, Laurie. "Superheroes - Ribbon Culture". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  3. ^ Jackson, Stevi (1998). Contemporary Feminist Theories. Edinburgh University Press. p. 120. ISBN 0748606890.
  4. ^ "META magazine: the sex issue". Gay Times. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Team, Edit (7 June 2016). "28th Annual Lammy Award Winners Announced".
  7. ^ Guiley, Rosemary (2004). The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves and Other Monsters. Checkmark Books. pp. 7. ISBN 0816046859.
  8. ^ Booklist Review: Reading the Vampire Slayer. Booklist. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  9. ^ GRAVETT, PAUL (13 June 2008). "Kirby: king of comics, by Mark Evanier; Superheroes!, by Roz Kaveney". London: Independent. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  10. ^ Keen, Tony. "Superheroes! by Roz Kaveney". Strange Horizons. Retrieved 19 October 2012.

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