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. Her latest book is Coffee (Bloomsbury, 2020).


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Altered States

LARB presents an excerpt from Dinah Lenney’s “Coffee,” an Object Lesson out this month from Bloomsbury....


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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