Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the novels The Book of Joan, The Small Backs of Children and Dora: A Headcase. Her highly acclaimed memoir, The Chronology of Water, was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for Creative Non-fiction and winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Awards’ Readers’ Choice. Her TED talk, ‘The Beauty of Being a Misfit’, has been watched over two million times. Lidia teaches in Oregon, where she lives with her husband and their son. She is a very good swimmer.
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From the Waterstones vlog: Liv talks The Book of Joan. “It is fiercely feminist, fiercely intelligent - unabashedly so - it’s raw, it’s vital, it’s bubbling and bristling, full of energy and it is absolutely fantastic.”