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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Riva Lehrer  

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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Lehrer works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Riva Lehrer is an artist, writer, and curator whose work focuses on issues of physical identity and the socially challenged body. She is best known for representations of people with impairments, and those whose sexuality or gender identity have long been stigmatized. A longtime faculty member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Riva Lehrer is currently an instructor in medical humanities at Northwestern University.


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Awards

-- ''Golem Girl'', *Amazon Best Book of October 2020, WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE, FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY, NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS, BERNARD J. BROMMEL AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR WINNER