Dorothy Allison, 1992 National Book Award finalist for her semi-autobiographical novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, will present a reading Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m., at UT’s Frank H. McClung Museum auditorium. The reading, hosted by UT’s Creative Writing Program as part of the Fellowship of Southern Writers Benefit Reading Series, is free and open to the public.
Bastard Out of Carolina, Allison’s first novel, won the Ferro Grumley prize and an ALA Award for Lesbian and Gay Writing. The novel became a best seller and an award-winning movie. Her second novel, Cavedweller, also became a national bestseller, New York Times Notable Book of the Year and an ALA prize winner. A third novel, She Who, is forthcoming.