Dinah Lenney

Dinah Lenney is the author of The Object Parade (2014), and Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir (2007), and co-editor of Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction (co-editor, 2015). She serves as core faculty in the Bennington Writing Seminars, and as an editor-at-large for LARB. Bloomsbury will publish her new book, Coffee, in April 2020.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

A Longer Reach: Thanksgiving 2016

A dream must always be bigger than the person or the people.”          —The New York Times, November 28, 1968 In the ...


Into the Wild

"H Is for Hawk" deals with falconry, human interactions with "the wild," personal loss, and grief....


Stretching Out

"My ideal audience would be every literate person on earth, minus anyone I’m related to or grew up with."...


Cell Phone Diaries

What Emily Post can't tell us: cell phones in the bathroom stall and other conundrums....


Why Genre Matters

The old question of genre just won't go away: Sven Birkerts, Judith Kitchen, Scott Nadelson, David Biespiel, and Dinah Lenney mix it up some more....


Be Thou the Voice

So it is with memoir; the facts take a backseat to the truth of memory, to the quality of feeling....


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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