Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is the way you can both hate and love something you are not sure you understand.
– Dorothy Allison
born in The United States April 11, 1949
genre: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
Dorothy Allison is an American writer, speaker, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Themes in Allison’s work include class struggle, child and sexual abuse, women, lesbianism, feminism, and family.
Allison’s first novel, the semi-autobiographical Bastard Out of Carolina, was published in 1992 and was one of five finalists for the 1992 National Book Award.
Allison founded The Independent Spirit Award in 1998, a prize given annually to an individual whose work within the small press and independent bookstore circuit has helped sustain that enterprise.