Author Soula Emmanuel: ‘I was transitioning at the same time as I was writing — it’s a vulnerable thing to do’

When she decided to escape into the world of fiction writing during Covid, the Irish-Greek author knew she wanted to offer a different kind of representation of trans people. It was a lockdown project that turned into something much bigger

Soula Emmanuel. Picture: Gerry Mooney

Tanya Sweeney

The start of the pandemic lockdown gave many people pause to take a look at their life to see what was missing, or what could go. For Greystones-based Soula Emmanuel, it meant escaping into the relatively new world of fiction writing.