LGBT Novel 'Paralian: Not Just Transgender' Wins Medalist Honors in New Apple Independent Book Awards

Paralian: Not Just Transgender by Liam Klenk chosen as Medalist Winner in the LGBT category of the New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
The term "Paralian" comes from ancient Greek origins, meaning "one who lives by the sea." There could be no more apt title for Liam Klenk's memoir. In Paralian, he recounts the sweeping and nomadic movements of his life via the lens of the rivers, lakes and oceans by which he periodically makes a home. 
The voice and experience of Liam Klenk is tender, vulnerable, and honest. As the title would suggest, Paralian – Not Just Transgender tells a tale far wider in scope than Liam's courageous journey through gender reassignment. If anything, the story is about the events that occur before, during, and afterwards; a quest of finding his place in this world against a lifetime of adversity. Written with an engaging sense of humor, this incredibly frank memoir challenges common stereotypes and will find readers still thinking about what they have read long after they finish the book.

About the Author
Born in Germany, Liam is a world citizen of German-French-Italian descent. He is an incorrigible dreamer and romantic who also keeps both feet firmly planted on Planet Earth. Liam collects life experiences and meaningful encounters with people around the world. He has traveled, lived, and worked in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa, while making a living as a photographer, movie theater manager, English teacher, visual services artist, scuba diving instructor, hyperbaric chamber operator, show diver, theater coach, and production manager.

He currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

About the New Apple Book Awards
The Annual New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung self-published books fighting for their place among the more than one million books released annually. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction. A complete list of winners can be found at

Contact Information
Paralian: Not Just Transgender is available in E-Book format as well as Paperback on Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

'Paralian: Not Just Transgender'
Author: Liam Klenk
Publishing House: Matador
ISBN: 978-1785891205
Author website:
Twitter: @liamklenk
Liam Klenk is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. Contact the author at

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