Radclyffe is a retired surgeon and now author of over 30 lesbian novels and anthologies. She is the recipient of the Lambda Literary and Golden Crown awards. She has also received the 2003 and 2004 Alice B. Readers award. Radclyffe is the president of Bold Strokes Books, one of the worlds largest independent LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) publishing companies Radclyffe lives with her partner, Lee, in the state of New York.