Lidia Yuknavitch
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Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the National Bestselling novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children (winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award's Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and the Reader's Choice Award), the novel Dora: A Headcase, and three books of short fiction. Her widely acclaimed memoir, The Chronology of Water, was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for creative nonfiction and winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Award Reader's Choice. Her book based on her recent TED Talk, The Misfit's Manifesto is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster - TED, October 24 2017.

Lidia founded the workshop series Corporeal Writing in Portland Oregon, where she teaches both in person and online. She received her doctorate in Literature from the University of Oregon. She lives in Oregon with her husband Andy Mingo and their renaissance man son, Miles. She is a very good swimmer.

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