Dorothy Allison

Understand me.

What I am here for is to tell you stories that you may not want to hear.

What I am here for is to rescue my dead.

And to scare hell out of you now and then.

I was raised Baptist, I know how to do that.






Upcoming Events
The Writing Life, with Dorothy Allison, Robert C. Byrd Center, Shepherdstown, WV
Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award
Glitterary Festival, Oxford Mississippi
2020 Susan D. Gubar Lecture
Neal-Marshall Grand Hall, IU Bloomington
Emory Honors Jim Grimsley
Emory University
Boulder Generative Workshop March 13-15, 2020
Chautauqua Park
Eckerd College honors Dorothy Allison
Eckerd College
West Chester University
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
National Books Awards 2019
70th National Book Awards Ceremony
Thomas Wolfe Prize
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Festivaletteratura, Italy


For publishing inquiries, please contact Dorothy's literary agent, 

Ellen Geiger / Francis Goldin Literary Agency

For inquiries about engagements, please contact David Marsh

Dorothy is published by Penguin Random House

Dorothy has somehow never gotten much into social media, but does occasionally enjoy sharing pictures of her dog on Instagram.

You can see those here:

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