April Book Group


Titles by Dorothy Allison in the LILAC collections:

Dorothy Allison.

Bastard out of Carolina

Short stories
Trash : stories

Memoir and essays
Skin : talking about sex, class & literature
Two or three things I know for sure
A Question of class, in   Sisters, sexperts, queers, edited by Arlene Stein

The Women who hate me : poetry, 1980-1990

There is more information about the books on LILAC's LibraryThing catalogue.

Dorothy Allison grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, the first child of a fifteen-year-old unwed mother who worked as a waitress. She describes herself as a feminist, a working class story teller, a Southern expatriate, a sometime poet and a happily born-again Californian.

Listen to a talk by Dorothy Allison on the power of the writer's voice on youtube.

There are articles about Dorothy Allison on Wikipedia and on fembio.

March Book Group featured author: Renée

Renée has been honoured recently at the launch of her memoir These Two Hands - read about it at Lesbian News Aotearoa.

Read the page about Renée on the New Zealand Book Council website.

Follow Renée on her Wednesdaybusk blog and on Twitter. Listen to her talk with Kim Hill on Saturday Morning last November. Read what Playmarket had to say in awarding her the $20,000 cash prize to a playwright who has made a significant artistic contribution to theatre in Aotearoa.