Kristen McDeavitt

Kristen McDeavitt is a queer writer and backpacker. After graduating from UC Berkeley with an English degree, the usual sense of adventure took them to Wyoming, Texas, and Alaska, where they currently live in a tent by a glacier.

An Ode to Book Inscriptions

A reader on showing vulnerability, affection, and intimacy through book inscriptions, and the joy of finding inscribed books second-hand.

5 Books about the Arctic and Antarctic to Cool Off With This Summer

For those of us desperate to beat the heat, looking for any way to cool off, here are a few excellent books about the Arctic and Antarctic.

Where To Donate Books You No Longer Need

What Ends Up on a Glacier Guide’s Bookshelf?

A glacier guide in Alaska shares what is on her company's reading shelf.

5 Books to Take Your Time Reading

Recommended reads that demand you read take your time.

I See My Queer Self in Murakami’s Magical Realism

How the reality-shifting work of Haruki Murakami speaks to this queer reader.