Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison is an American writer from South Carolina whose writing—poems, essays, novels, short stories—focus on class struggle, sexual and child abuse, feminism and lesbianism. Her works include the 1992 National Book Award finalist Bastard Out of Carolina, Trash, The Women Who Hate Me, Skin, and Cavedweller. Allison has won a number of awards for her writing, including several Lambda Literary Awards. Also a noted teacher, in 2014, Allison was elected to membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers.