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Claire Dederer

Claire Dederer, who lives in Seattle, writes frequently for the
New York Times Book Review.


  • Society May 27, 2004

    Cutting Remarks

    In 1966 Valerie Solanas moved to New York City. At 30, she was already a woman with a difficult past. Growing up in New Jersey, she was molested by her father.

    Claire Dederer

  • Fiction September 18, 2003

    She’s Gotta Have It

    In his 1997 song "Highlands," Bob Dylan reports a conversation between himself and a waitress. "She says, You don't read women authors, do you?/...

    Claire Dederer