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, and was a finalist for the 2012 PEN Center USA creative nonfiction award. 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
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Elle Nash:You are known for being a champion of owning your sexual/personal narrative in a world that tries to own it for you, from your body of work, to your workshops, to your work as a professor...Forward
Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir, The Chronology of Water, is now available in France published by Ă‰ditions DenoĂ«l.
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Lidia curates words that breathe life. She is a woman that has lived life to its fullest, because she ensures she feels every emotion to its fullest capacity....Forward
Reading Matthew Korfhage’s article, “Nov. 11, 1999: Brad Pittâ€™s theatrical dud is released on DVD…” in the Willamette Week, makes me appreciate Portland and its vibrant writing community. I was...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.