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Dorothy Allison

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Dorothy Allison was born in Greenville, South Carolina but makes her home in Northern California, with her partner Alix Layman, and her teenage son, Wolf Michael—and declares herself a happily born again Californian.

Ms. Allison is the author of the prize-winning novels, Bastard out of Carolina and Cavedweller, as well as the books Two or Three Things I know for Sure, Trash, Skin, and the book of poetry, The Women Who Hate me. A popular teacher and speaker, Ms. Allison has been Emory University Center for Humanistic Inquiry’s Distinguished Visiting, Writer in Residence at Columbia College in Chicago, and McGee Professor at Davidson College in North Carolina.

Cohort: Fiction

Year: 2012

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