LONDON: Dave Eggers will deliver this year’s PEN HG Wells Lecture on the theme of digital human rights. Sunday, December 16. Tickets available here.

Balls Out: A Column On Being Transgendered

Casey Plett is twenty-something and newly female, before which she was a dude who dressed in women’s clothes for a healthy number of years. She wolfs down estrogen and testosterone-suppressors with her daily meals, which she will do for the foreseeable future unless she decides to go back to being a dude. Which, granted, is pretty damn unlikely at this point, though she supposes stranger things have happened, cosmically speaking, like that one composer setting the entire U.S. constitution to music or bars charging money to play foosball.