Author Event: Lidia Yuknavitch, Washington University MFA Series

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 8:00pm

Washington University in St. Louis: The MFA Program Spring Reading Series 2024

Lidia Yuknavitch is the National Bestselling author of the novels The Book of Joan and 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 a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories Of Violence (Routledge). 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. The Misfit's Manifesto, a book based on her recent TED Talk, was published by TED Books, and her new collection of fiction, Verge, was released in 2020. Lidia‚Äôs newest novel is Thrust.

She has also had writing appear in publications including Guernica Magazine, Ms., The Iowa Review, Zyzzyva, Another Chicago Magazine, The Sun, Exquisite Corpse, TANK, and in the anthologies Life As We Show It (City Lights), Wreckage of Reason (Spuytin Duyvil), Forms at War (FC2), Feminaissance (Les Figues Press), and Representing Bisexualities (SUNY), as well as online at The Rumpus.

She 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.

Books are available for purchase during each reading courtesy of Subterranean Books.  All events are free and open to the public.

Event address: 
Washington University
Dunker Hall, Hurst Lounge
Books: 
Thrust: A Novel By Lidia Yuknavitch Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525534914
Availability: On our shelves now (while supplies last)
Published: Riverhead Books - June 27th, 2023

The Chronology of Water: A Memoir By Lidia Yuknavitch, Chelsea Cain (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Lidia Yuknavitch, Chelsea Cain (Introduction by)
$20.95
ISBN: 9780979018831
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Hawthorne Books - April 12th, 2011

The Small Backs of Children: A Novel By Lidia Yuknavitch Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062383259
Availability: On our shelves now (while supplies last)
Published: Harper Perennial - July 26th, 2016

Dora: A Headcase By Lidia Yuknavitch, Chuck Palahniuk (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Lidia Yuknavitch, Chuck Palahniuk (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780983477570
Availability: May be on Backorder or may be Out of Print. May take a number of weeks to arrive if it arrives at all. We will confirm.
Published: Hawthorne Books - August 7th, 2012

The Book of Joan: A Novel By Lidia Yuknavitch Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062383280
Availability: On our shelves now (while supplies last)
Published: Harper Perennial - February 13th, 2018

The Misfit's Manifesto (TED Books) By Lidia Yuknavitch Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501120060
Availability: May be on Backorder or may be Out of Print. May take a number of weeks to arrive if it arrives at all. We will confirm.
Published: Simon & Schuster/ TED - October 24th, 2017

Verge By Lidia Yuknavitch Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525534884
Availability: On our shelves now (while supplies last)
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021