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Andrea Lawlor teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College and is a 2020 Whiting Award winner.
They have been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs, and their writing has appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, Mutha, the Millions, jubilat, the Brooklyn Rail, Faggot Dinosaur, and Encyclopedia, Vol. II.
Publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016), and a novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, a 2018 finalist for the Lambda Literary and CLMP Firecracker Awards. Paul, originally published by Rescue Press in 2017, is out now from Vintage/Knopf in the US and Picador UK in the UK & Ireland.
For a free pdf of Position Papers chapbook, click here.
[…] Andrea Lawlor also spoke to us in May at the height of the first wave lock down. A self-described “really slow writer,” Lawlor spent 15 years working on her first and only book. When we spoke to her she was working on a series of what are called position papers, shorter written poetic works in which she discusses her position on various topics and imagines a world in which the position she holds has come to pass. She began this project before the pandemic hit but found that her thinking shifted significantly when March arrived and forced her to consider what a post-crisis world might look like. To hear more about these works, including live readings from a few of them, listen to the complete interview. […]