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Boom Times for the New Dystopians
"'I built a world that is only a small distance from our present tense,” Ms. Yuknavitch said in an email."
Portland Author Lidia Yuknavitch’s “Chronology of Water” Will Be Adapted Into Film.
Andy Mingo — has optioned Oregon Book Award-winning memoir.
Why Is It So Hard for Women to Write About Sex?
"...and The Chronology of Water, by Lidia Yuknavitch—are the memoirs of women who really, really like having sex, but whose heads never stop whirring even as their bodies are otherwise occupied."
“If you want to write an excellent sex scene, you have to liberate it from the idea of a sex scene. . . . You have to thread sexuality through every part of a character or a person’s life, rather than limiting it to a titillating few pages where something juicy happens.” — Lidia Yuknavitch
The 2014 Bad Sex In Fiction Award Nominees Are Writing About Sex In Isolation From the Rest of the Story — That's the Problem
"What, then, makes "good" sex writing? Deeper, more all-encompassing sex writing? Read Dorianne Laux’s poem “The Lovers,” Michelle Latiolais’s short story collection Widow, or anythingby Lidia Yuknavitch. These are women who don't separate sex — from language, from story, from what it means to be imperfectly human.