Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the National Bestselling novel The Small Backs of Children, winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award’s Ken Kesey Award for Fiction as well as the Reader’s Choice Award, the novel Dora: A Headcase, and three books of short stories. 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. Recent books include The Book of Joan and, based on a recent TED Talk, The Misfit’s Manifesto. She founded the workshop series Corporeal Writing in Portland, OR, where she also teaches both in person and online. She received her doctorate in Literature from the University of Oregon. She lives in Oregon with her husband. Visit her online at lidiayuknavitch.net.