Dorothy Allison


Dorothy Allison was born in Greenville, South Carolina and makes her home in North California, with her partner Alix, and their son, Wolf Michael. She is the author of Bastard Out of Carolina, a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award, and Cavedweller (Dutton, 1998) a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, as well as the memoir Two or Three Things I know for Sure (Dutton, 1995) and the poetry chapbook The Women Who Hate Me (1990).  She has a collection of short fiction, Trash, published in two editions— from Firebrand in 1989 and in an expanded edition from Penguin, 2003. In addition she has a book of essays Skin: Talking About Sex, Class and Literature (Firebrand, 1995).  She tells people she never expected to live so long or get so much work done, but knows that there is far more she could be doing—and intends to get around to it all eventually  A novel, She Who, is forthcoming from Viking Penguin. 

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