Claire Dederer

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

Cutting Remarks 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.

May 27, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Claire Dederer

She’s Gotta Have It 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?/...

Sep 18, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Claire Dederer