Ms. Yuknavitch is the author of The Chronology of Water, a memoir from Hawthorne Books, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She has also written three books of short stories, Her Other Mouths, Liberty’s Excess, and Real to Reel. She teaches in Oregon with the filmmaker/writer Andy Mingo and their renaissance man son Miles, where she just finished a novel based on Freud and Dora…but mostly Dora, entitled Dora: A Headcase. (forthcoming from Hawthorne Books). She is the Editrix of chiasmus press.
She is first person I thought of when I dreamed up Nola Studiola. If you don’t have one of her books easily at your fingertips, find a few essays by her over at the Rumpus, one of my favorite reading holes.