"Yuknavitch writes with her characteristic fusion of poetic precision and barbed ferocity, and the ingenuity of the world she creates astounds even in the face of the novel’s ambitiously messy sprawl. Perhaps even more astounding is Yuknavitch’s prescience: readers will be familiar with the figure of Jean de Men, a celebrity-turned–drone-wielding–dictator who first presided over the Wars on Earth and now lords over CIEL, having substituted “all gods, all ethics, and all science with the power of representation, a notion born on Earth, evolved through media and technology.” -KIRKUS REVIEW
Her national bestselling novel The Small Backs of Children was the winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award's Ken Kesey Award for Fiction as well as the Reader's Choice Award. The Misfit's Manifesto, a book spawned from her Ted Talk The Beauty of Being A Misfit, is forthcoming in the fall of 2017. 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. She also wrote the novel Dora: A Headcase, three books of short fictions – Her Other Mouths, Liberty's Excess, and Real TO Reel, and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories Of Violence.
WOVEN, By Lidia Yuknavitch
"Every story I have ever told has a kind of breach to it, I think. You could say that my writing isn’t quite right. That all the beginnings have endings in them."
ON BEING A WOMAN WRITER, By Lidia Yuknavitch
"Being a woman writer, I entered the vast stage of white with a woman’s body. Having carried life, I entered with a maternal body. Having loved and desired, I entered as a loving, desiring body."
THE UNSPEAKABLE THINGS BETWEEN OUR BELLIES, By Lidia Yuknavitch
"It’s taken me twenty years to make sentences of it. It’s a big deal to make a sentence."
EXPLICIT VIOLENCE, By Lidia Yuknavitch
"I’m trying to tell you something here, but it’s starting to sound like what I’m saying is that I deserved these violences. Let me be clear."