James Marsh Professors-at-Large Program
Biography: Alison Bechdel
For twenty-five years, Alison Bechdel wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a generational chronicle called “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period.” (Ms. magazine.) Her graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic was named Best Book of 2006 by Time magazine, which described the investigation into her closeted bisexual father’s suicide “a masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other.” In 2008, Bechdel began devoting herself full-time to autobiographical work. Her second graphic memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2012 by Time magazine. Bechdel is the recipient of a 2012 Guggenheim fellowship. She lives in Vermont.
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