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Tillie Olsen

Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) is internationally known and honored for her powerful, poetic writing depicting the lives of working-class people, women, and people of color, with respect, profound understanding, and deep love. Her books, Tell Me a RiddleYonnondio from the ThirtiesSilences, and her essays and lectures, have been translated into twelve languages.