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    Alison Bechdel

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    Certifiable genius Alison Bechdel (she won the MacArthur “Genius” Award in 2014,) is an American cartoonist best known for the beloved syndicated strip, “Dykes to Watch Out For.” Her contribution also includes the Bechdel Test, which measures gender bias in film. After putting the long-running “Dykes to Watch Out For” on hiatus, Bechdel released the graphic memoir Fun Home, later adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical in 2015.

    Below are Alison Bechdel’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.

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    Terence Koh


    Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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    Zackary Drucker


    Assata: An Autobiography

    Assata Shakur

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    Glenn Ligon


    Lightning: A Novel

    Jean Echenoz

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    Miranda July


    Tenth of December

    George Saunders

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    Raymond Pettibon


    Dark Night of the Soul

    by Saint John of the Cross

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    Penny Arcade


    The Quiet American

    Graham Greene

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    Justin Vivian Bond


    Eustace Chisholm And The Works

    James Purdy

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