PROUD TO WELCOME KAI CHENG THOM TO TRANSATLANTIC!

We are very proud to announce new Transatlantic client, Kai Cheng Thom!

Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performer, lasagna lover, and wicked witch. Her work includes From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea, a children’s picture book;  Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir, a novel; a place called No Homeland, a book of poetry; and I Hope We Chose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World, a forthcoming collection of essays and poetry.

Kai is a rising star whose writing continues to garner accolades. She won the 2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTQ Writers and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Prize both in 2016 for Transgender Fiction and in 2017 for Transgender Poetry. In 2019, actress Emma Watson chose Fierce Femmes as the March/April pick for the international feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf.

Kai performs at festivals, theatres, and poetry slams and has appeared at the Blue Metropolis Festival, the Canadian Festival of Spoken Words, and Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre where she performed her solo theatre show, “Swallowing Chains”.

Most recently, Kai added “advice columnist” to her repertoire with her new column for Xtra, “Ask Kai: Advice for the Apocalypse”. Kai Cheng Thom lives in Toronto.

Kai is jointly represented by Léonicka Valcius and Marilyn Biderman.

WELCOME TO TRANSATLANTIC, LANG JOHNSON

We are very excited to announce our new client, Lang Johnson!

Lang worked in IT for ten years, where she spent her lunch breaks reading fantasy and crafting stories on scraps of paper and stuffing them in her cubicle drawer. When her drawer became dangerously close to overflowing, Lang took a leap of faith and left her job to pursue a career in writing.

She started as a contributing writer for HappyGirl Yoga while running her own health and wellness blog, Big Bodhi Girl. Looking to expand her skills, Lang took worldbuilding courses which inspired her to create a story based on her Filipino indigenous culture. She recently completed her first fantasy romance and is currently working on two more fantasy novels. When Lang isn’t typing away at her desk, she enjoys hiking and globetrotting with her husband, cuddling her three fur-babies, and riding her motorcycle.

Lang is jointly represented by Léonicka Valcius and Samantha Haywood.