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Diane Lefer
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Diane Lefer
Diane Lefer is an author, playwright, and activist whose recent books include the mystery novel, Nobody Wakes Up Pretty (Rainstorm Press, 2012); the short-story collection, California Transit (Sarabande, 2007), which won the Mary McCarthy Prize; and The Blessing Next to the Wound (Lantern Books, 2010), a non-fiction work co-authored with Colombian exile Hector Aristizábal. Amnesty International recommended this book as a selection for Banned Books Week. Nightwind, a play created in collaboration with Aristizábal, has been performed all over the world, including performances for human rights organizations in Afghanistan and Colombia.

Diane has led arts-and-games-based writing workshops to boost literacy skills and to promote social justice in the United States and in South America. Many years ago, she wrote for Violent World, a short-lived magazine edited by a former CIA officer. She is now a peaceful person and contributing writer of advocacy journalism to LA Progressive, New Clear Vision, and Numéro Cinq.
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Nobody Wakes Up Pretty
Nobody Wakes Up Pretty
California Transit
California Transit