Dorothy Allison, 24th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Dorothy Allison

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Dorothy Allison is the author of Bastard Out of Carolina, a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award, Cavedweller (Dutton, 1998), a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, as well as the memoir Two or Three Things I Know for Sure (Dutton, 1995). Her poetry The Women Who Hate Me (1990), short fiction Trash (1989), and essays Skin: Talking About Sex, Class and Literature (1995) are available in small press editions from Firebrand Books. Ms. Allison's first novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, was made into a highly acclaimed film, directed by Angelica Huston. Two or Three Things I Know for Sure was translated into a short documentary that took prizes at the Aspen and Toronto film festivals, and was an Emmy-nominated feature on PBS's POV.


Allison read on Friday, October 5, 2001 at 8:00 p.m.

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