Alison Rumfitt is a writer and semi-professional trans woman. Her debut pamphlet of poetry, The T(y)ranny, was a critical deconstruction of Margaret Atwood's work through the lens of a trans woman navigating her own misogynistic dystopia. It was published by Zarf Editions in 2019. Tell Me I'm Worthless is her debut novel. Her work has appeared in countless publications such as SPORAZINE, datableed, The Final Girls, Burning House Press, SOFT CARTEL, Glass Poetry and more. Her poetry was nominated - twice! - for the Rhysling Award in 2018. You can find her on Twitter @hangsawoman and @alison.zone on Instagram. She loves her friends.
"Punk in every sense of the word, this is a debut unlike anything you've read before. Tell Me I'm Worthless builds a thoroughly British haunted house, and terrorises its readers inside; Rumfitt's horrifying talent shrieks out from every page and rings in your ears for days." - Eliza Clark, author of Boy Parts "A sharp and visceral novel which bend the horror genre to its will. Tell Me I'm Worthless holds a gruesome mirror up to the way it feels to live now. I absolutely tore through this book"- Julia Armfield, author of Salt Slow and Our Wives Under the Sea "Rumfitt's is an important book, as transgressive and trans as they come. This is the sort of literature we haven't seen in the UK for too long, if not ever" - Isabel Waidner, author of Sterling Karat Gold and We Are Made of Diamond Stuff "Gripping, unsettling, compulsive, spicy, and, in the end, deeply moving. I loved it."- Molly Smith, co-author of Revolting Prostitutes "The most startlingly original haunted house story I have read, this is intense, multi-layered and very, very creepy." - Lucie McKnight Hardy, author of Water Shall Refuse Them "With Tell Me I'm Worthless, Alison Rumfitt establishes herself immediately as a prodigious horror talent, her insight so razor-sharp it left me cut to ribbons. Chilling, bone-deep horror as humane as it is hideous. Tell Me I'm Worthless is ambitious, brutal, and brilliant." - Gretchen Felker-Martin, author of Manhunt "An exquisitely terrifying journey to the depths of fascist, transphobic Britain. Alison's astute observations of today's violent cultural landscape work only too well as a tale of gothic horror. But TMIW is also full of beauty, empathy and, ultimately, love. I'll never forget this book." - Frankie Miren, author of The Service