Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of The Chronology of Water: A Memoir and three works of short fiction: Her Other Mouths, Libertyâ€™s Excess, and Real to Reel, as well as a book of literary criticism, Allegories of Violence. Her work has appeared in Ms., The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Fiction International, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere. Her book Real to Reel was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and she is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Poets and Writers and Literary Arts, Inc. The Chronology of Water won the Oregon Book Award Reader’s Choice 2012 and the PNBA Award 2012. Her work appears in the anthologies Life As We Show It, Forms At War, Wreckage of Reason. She teaches writing, literature, film, and womenâ€™s studies in Oregon.
Dora is too much for Sigmund Freud but sheâ€™s just right for us â€“ raunchy, sharp and so funny it hurts.
- Katherine Dunn
- author of Geek Love
Ida needs a shrink; or so her philandering father thinks, and he sends her to a Seattle psychiatrist. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, who she nicknames Siggy and Sig, Ida begins a coming of age journey. At the beginning of her therapy Ida, whose alter ego is Dora, and her...Forward
This is the book I’ve been waiting to read all of my life.
- Cheryl Strayed
- author of Torch
This is not your motherâ€™s memoir. Lifelong swimmer and Olympic hopeful Lidia Yuknavitch accepts a college swimming scholarship in Texas in order to escape an abusive father and an alcoholic, suicidal mother. After losing her scholarship to drugs and alcohol, Lidia moves to Eugene and enrolls in...Forward
Welcome three of Portlandâ€™s most talented authors as they discuss books near and dear to their hearts that have long languished out of print and are now available again through Pharos Editions: The Lists of the Past, a technically mesmerizing collection of stories by Julie Hayden; The Tattooed Heart & My Name is Rose, two emotionally charged literary novels by Theodora Keogh; and Crazy Weather, a classic coming-of- age tale set in the American Southwest that serves as â€śan important document in our cultural history.â€ť
Cheryl Strayed (Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail), Lidia Yuknavitch (Dora: A Headcase), and the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin (The Earthsea Cycle, The Unreal and the Real) will explore the history, context, and reasons they chose to introduce these titles and help bring them back to readers once more. Discussion will be moderated by editor-in-chief of Bitch Media, Kjerstin Johnson.
This event is sponsored by:
Bitch Media a Feminist Response to Pop Culture.
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- 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, , Beaverton, OR 97005
- 503 228-4651
Monica Drake at PNCA hosts a reading event with Tom Spanbauer, Chuck Palahniuk, and Lidia Yuknavitch at PNCA.
Review: “Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Chronology of Water—A Body Memoir Gone Viral,” by Valerie Stivers-Iskova for the Huffington Post:
“‘Viral’ is a good meme for a memoir about the body, and seems...Forward
Not having sex, overthinking sex: the memoirâ€™s swerve into unfamiliar interior spaces could be mistaken for the embattled retreat of fierce female desire. But The Chronology of Water, which barely...Forward
If you want an introduction to the work of Tom Spanbauer, one thing you can do is hunt down an author bio. It’ll read something like this: He grew up in Idaho and attended Catholic School, which I’m...Forward
Dora goes around the world!
Lidia Yuknavitch’s novel, Dora: A Headcase, will be published by April House in Turkey, and here is their cover.
Last month I had the honor of stealing about half an hour of time from Rhonda Hughes’s busy day to learn more about traditional publishing and Hawthorne Books, the press that published Jay Ponteri’s...Forward
Imagine going to a party and someone is there to take you in hand, guide you though the room, and introduce you to the guests. These introductions increase the odds that even the most timid...Forward
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