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Full Name Dorothy Allison
Profession Activist
Date of Birth April 11 , 1949
Current Age 74 years
Birth Country United States
Nationality U.S. citizens
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Alive ( 74 years old)

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Dorothy Allison is one of the famous Activist, who was born on the memorable day of April 11 in the year 1949. Hailing from the vibrant city of South Carolina, Dorothy Allison is a proud citizen of United States.

An American feminist writer whose works discuss sexual abuse, lesbianism, and class struggle, she is best known for Trash: Short Stories (1988) and Skin: Talking About Sex, Class, & Literature (1994). Her autobiographical novel, Bastard Out of Carolina (1992), was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Dorothy Allison continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Dorothy Allison
Popular As: Dorothy Allison
First Name: Dorothy
Last Name: Allison
Gender: Female
Birthday: April 11
Birth Year: 1949
Age: 74-years
Education: Eckerd College; New School for Social Research; Florida State University


After graduating from Florida Presbyterian College, she worked as a maid and a substitute teacher.

Her second novel, Cavedweller, was a New York Times bestselling book and also won a Lambda Literary Award.


Born in South Carolina, she settled in California with partner Alix Layman. She was influenced by the literary work of Toni Morrison.

Dorothy Allison Timeline

In 1967, Allison attended Florida Presbyterian College (now Eckerd College) on a National Merit scholarship.
She graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology.
From 1973 to 1974, she was the editor of the feminist magazine Amazing Grace, in Tallahassee, Florida.
In the early 1980s, Allison met Lorde at a poetry reading.
Also around this time, Allison severed all ties to her family until 1981.
Allison's first book of poetry, The Women Who Hate Me, was published with Long Haul Press in 1983.