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
In addition to her festival event, Lidia Yuknavitch is appearing in the following festival partner events:
Lit Crawl Portland -- Join us on a madcap literary adventure through the streets of downtown Portland! All events are free and open to the public, and culminate in the Tin House After Party. More info here.