Media and bio

Kes Otter Lieffe is a working class, chronically ill, femme, trans woman.
She is an author, facilitator and community organiser currently based near Berlin.

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

Kes Otter Lieffe,  Author of utopian trans speculative fiction novels, a facilitator and community organiser currently based in Berlin. [Kes standing and reading. Behind her is a brick wall and people listening.]


Kes is the author of a trilogy of trans 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. Most recently her article, Surviving Utopia was published on Strange Horizons. Kes is also the author of the colouring zine, Queer Animals (currently being featured in the Swiss Natural History Museum.)


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 intersection of gender, queerness and environmental struggles and creating radical alternatives to the trash-fire of capitalism.


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 sex worker conferences to Al Jazeera.
Since 2017, Kes has given over a hundred book readings from her trilogy of novels.

Interviews and articles

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.

Projects and collaborations