Alex Bertie’s memoir sold to Wren & Rook

Mar 11, 2017

YouTuber Alex Bertie‘s memoir has sold to Hachette Children’s non-fiction imprint Wren & Rook. Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard will be “a key part of the new non-fiction imprint’s personality-led list, focusing on exceptional narratives for teens and young adults,” the publisher said. Publishing director Debbie Foy bought the memoir from Silvia Molteni at PFD.

Alex is a 21-year-old from rural Dorset who began making videos on sexuality and gender identity when just 14, and has documented his transition from female to male with weekly vlog updates. He has 255,000 YouTube subscribers to date.


Alex commented: “Documenting both the good and the bad of my transition has been an emotional experience, so I’m really excited for people to read Trans Mission. I hope the details of my journey will help anyone going through a similar experience, as well as their friends and family.”

Trans Mission will be published on 2nd November, November being Transgender Awareness Month.