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Dorothy Allison

poet, novelist, critic

1949   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Florida State University, Eckerd College
occupation: poet, novelist, writer, feminist
award received: Lambda Literary Award
influenced by: Toni Morrison
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Dorothy Allison (born April 11, 1949) is an American writer from South Carolina whose writing focuses on class struggle, sexual abuse, child abuse, feminism and lesbianism. She is a self-identified lesbian femme. Allison has won a number of awards for her writing, including several Lambda Literary Awards. In 2014, Allison was elected to membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
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