"Writing ‘Love and Trouble’ was kind of a feminist act, and it changed me.”
1993 CHID alum Claire Dederer came to the UW from Oberlin College with dreams of becoming a writer. She is now a best-selling author. Known for her books Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning (2017) and Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses (2010), Dederer also writes for the New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times.
Featured in the Spring issue of Columns, the UW Alumni Magazine that reaches a quarter million readers, Dederer told Hannelore Sudermann that, “I got the most top-notch education.... I have this breadth of background that I never would have gotten had I been a creative writing major.” Dederer is remembered fondly by CHID founding director and professor emeritus John Toews, who quickly noted her fascination with thinkers like Hegel, whom she even aspired to become.
Check out the full story here: https://magazine.washington.edu/feature/claire-dederer-love-and-trouble/