Dorothy Allison

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Dorothy Allison (born April 11, 1949) is an American writer. She has won awards for her writing.

Early life[change | change source]

Allison was born to a poor single teenage girl in Greenville, South Carolina. She was sexually abused by her stepfather for many years.

Career[change | change source]

Allison's first book was published in 1983. In 1989 Allison won her first Lambda Literary Award for Trash: Short Stories. Allison took almost ten years to write her first novel. It was published March 1992. The novel was made into a movie.

Personal life[change | change source]

Allison is a lesbian femme.[1] She lives in Monte Rio, California with her partner and partner's son.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ed. Burke, Jennifer Clare (2009). Visible: A Femmethology Vol. 2. Homofactus Press. p. 44. ISBN 0978597354.