Danielle Dutton is the author of “Attempts at a Life,” “SPRAWL” (a finalist for the 2011 Believer Book Award), and “Margaret the First,” named a best book of the year by The Wall Street Journal, Vox, Lit Hub, St. Louis Magazine, etc., and winner of a 2016 Independent Publishers Book Awards gold medal in historical fiction. She also wrote the texts for Richard Kraft’s collaborative collage project “Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera.” Her writing has appeared in Harper’s, BOMB, Fence, Noon, The Paris Review, The White Review, etc.
In 2009 she co-founded the feminist press Dorothy, a publishing project. The press is named for Dutton’s great aunt, a librarian who drove a bookmobile through the backroads of Southern California, delivering books to rural desert communities.
Born and raised in California, Dutton now lives in Missouri with her two humans, two kittens, and one lizard. She has taught courses in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in Ithaca College’s Image Text MFA. She is an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis.