Lidia Yuknavitch (non-fiction)

Lidia Yuknavitch (non-fiction)

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the debut novel Dora: A Headcase: A Modern Farce (Hawthorne Books), and the memoir The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books), as well as three books of short fictions–Her Other Mouths, Liberty’s Excess (FC2), and Real to Reel (FC2), and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories of Violence (Routledge). Her writing has appeared in publications including Ms., The Iowa Review, Zyzzyva, Another Chicago Magazine, The Sun, Exquisite Corpse, TANK, and in the anthologies Life As We Show It (City Lights), Wreckage of Reason (Spuytin Duyvil), Forms at War (FC2), Feminaissance (Les Figues Press), and Representing Bisexualities (SUNY), as well as online at The Rumpus.  She writes, teaches and lives in Portland, Oregon with the filmmaker Andy Mingo and their renaissance man son Miles.  She is the recipient of A Reader’s Choice Oregon Book Award, a PNBA award, and was a finalist for the Pen Center creative nonfiction award this year. She is a very good swimmer.

Current Projects / Initiatives


Autumn Residency 2014

WEEK ONE Sunday 10/5 3:00-5:00 pm Students Arrive 5:30-8:00 pm Gathering (and dinner), 805 O Avenue Monday 10/6 7:30-8:30 am Breakfast 9:00-10:00 MFA Program Welcome for New and Returning Students, TBA Noon-1:00 pm Lunch 2:00-5:00 pm WR 541 Workshop Lidia Yuknavitch, Non-Fiction, Hoke 301; Jennifer Boyden, Poetry, Ackerman 103 5:00-7:00 pm Dinner 7:00-9:00 pm Oregon […]


2014 summer residency schedule

[All Craft Talks, Panels, Guest Lectures, and Readings are free and open to the public] WEEK ONE Sunday 6/15 1:30-3:00 pm Faculty Meeting, Loso Hall 121 3:00-5:00 pm Students arrive, check-in, Alikut Hall 5:00-9:00 pm BBQ, 805 O Avenue Monday 6/16 7:30-8:30 am Breakfast 8:30-10:30 am MFA Program Welcome, Inlow 108 11:00-noon Craft Talk: Christopher […]

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MFA faculty news

Eastern Oregon University MFA faculty are much in the news recently. Lidia Yuknavitch (teaching 2014-15) has just signed a two book deal with Harper Books. Calvert Morgan, Executive Director of Harper, announced the deal on Facebook: “…delighted to announce that we have acquired the next two novels by the extraordinary talented and widely admired Lidia […]

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We received this message today from our Provost: “The low-res MFA was just given full and final approval at the Board’s Academic Strategies Committee meeting. The full Board will be notified of the ASC action in November but no further approvals are required. We are officially up and running. Congratulations! Now to the real work […]

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