Dorothy Allison

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Birthday
11, 1949
Birthplace
South Carolina
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
11, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
South Carolina

About

An American feminist writer whose works discuss sexual abuse, lesbianism, and class struggle, she is best known for Trash: Short Stories (1988) and Skin: Talking About Sex, Class, & Literature (1994). Her autobiographical novel, Bastard Out of Carolina (1992), was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Before Fame

After graduating from Florida Presbyterian College, she worked as a maid and a substitute teacher.

Trivia

Her second novel, Cavedweller, was a New York Times bestselling book and also won a Lambda Literary Award.

Family Life

Born in South Carolina, she settled in California with partner Alix Layman.

Associated With

She was influenced by the literary work of Toni Morrison.