Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison was born in Greenville, South Carolina and makes her home in North California, with her partner Alix and their son, Wolf Michael. She is the author of Bastard Out of Carolina, a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award, and 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) and the poetry chapbook The Women Who Hate Me (1990).  She also has a collection of short fiction, Trash, from Penguin, 2003.