Media and bio

Kes Otter Lieffe is a writer, ecologist, facilitator and community organiser currently based near Berlin. She is the author of four queer speculative fiction novels, several short stories, and a colouring book series on queer ecology. Kes writes from a working-class, chronically ill, transfeminine perspective.

Kes is available for interviews, podcast interviews, speaking events, book readings and workshop facilitation.

Illustration of Kes Otter Lieffe, author of utopian trans speculative fiction novels and Queer Ecology writer.

Kes is the author of four queer speculative fiction novels and several short stories.
Her first short story was published in Our Entangled Future an anthology on social change and the climate crisis.
Her short story Soft was published in the queer resilience anthology, Glitter + Ashes.

Kes writes articles about class, gender and queerness. Her articleSurviving Utopia was published on Strange Horizons. Kes is also the author of the colouring zines, Queer Animals and Queer Plants (which was featured in the Swiss Natural History Museum) and a full-sized colouring book.

Over the last several years, Kes has spoken as a panelist, keynote speaker and facilitator in various contexts, from protest camps to university institutions, from s3x worker conferences to NGOs to Al Jazeera. Since 2017, Kes has given over a hundred book readings from her novels.

  • November 2023. Keynote workshop facilitator. Trans ecologies and writing, University of Durham
  • October 2023. Workshop facilitator. Intersectionality, Transgender Europe, Germany
  • October 2023. Workshop facilitator. Queer Ecology, BUKOF / University of Bremerhaven
  • October 2022. Keynote Speaker, Studium Gent Future Ecologies series, Belgium


Kes regularly gives interviews for local radio stations, podcasts and blogs.

Kes writes articles on subjects such as precarity, queer and trans liberation, utopian literature and class. Her article, Surviving Utopia was recently published by speculative fiction magazine, Strange Horizons.

A grassroots community organiser for over two decades, Kes has worked and organised in Europe, the Middle-East and Latin America. Her work focuses particularly on the intersections of class, queerness and environmental struggles.