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Dodie Bellamy is an American novelist, nonfiction author, journalist and editor. Her work is frequently associated with that of Dennis Cooper, Kathy Acker, and Eileen Myles. Her book Cunt-Ups won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award.[1]

Dodie Bellamy
OccupationAuthor, journalist, editor
Literary movementNew Narrative

Bellamy is one of the originators in the New Narrative literary movement of the early and mid 1980s, which attempts to use the tools of experimental fiction and critical theory and apply them to narrative storytelling.[2] Bellamy has stated that she draws inspiration from Conceptual art and writing practices, including cut-ups (popularized by Brion Gysin) and generated texts.[3]

Bellamy also directed the San Francisco writing lab, Small Press Traffic, and has taught creative writing at the San Francisco Art Institute, Mills College, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of San Francisco, Naropa University, Antioch University Los Angeles, San Francisco State University, California College of the Arts, and the California Institute of the Arts.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Bellamy grew up in Indiana, and studied at Indiana University. She moved to San Francisco in the late 1970s.[5]

Bellamy is bisexual.[6] She was married to the bisexual writer Kevin Killian.[7][8]


  • Feminine Hijinx (1991) ISBN 978-0-937815-43-4
  • Real: The Letters of Mina Harker and Sam D'Allesandro (1994) ISBN 978-1-883689-17-9.[9]
  • Broken English (1996) OCLC 34635581
  • Hallucinations. Meow Press. 1997.
  • Cunt-ups (2001) ISBN 978-0-927920-09-4
  • The Letters of Mina Harker (2004) ISBN 978-0-299-20674-1
  • Academonia (2006) ISBN 978-1-928650-25-6
  • Mother Montage. Belladonna Books. 2008.
  • Barf Manifesto (2008)
  • Pink Steam (2008) ISBN 978-0-9746388-0-5
  • Cunt Norton (2013) ISBN 978-1-934254-49-3
  • The TV Sutras (2014) ISBN 978-1-937027-39-1[3]
  • The Beating of Our Hearts (2014) ISBN 978-1-58435-141-2[10]
  • When the Sick Rule the World (2015) ISBN 978-1-584351-68-9 [11][12]


  1. ^ "Dodie Bellamy | California College of the Arts". Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  2. ^ "White Columns - Exhibitions". White Columns. 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
  3. ^ a b Higgs, Christopher. "Colonized on Every Level: An Interview with Dodie Bellamy – The Paris Review". Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  4. ^ Suspect Thoughts Press. Dodie Bellamy.
  5. ^ Higgs, Christopher (July 29, 2014). "Colonized on Every Level: An Interview with Dodie Bellamy". The Paris Review. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Bellamy, Dodie. "Dodie Bellamy - About". Dodie Bellamy. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  7. ^ Bellamy, Dodie (June 20, 2000). "My Mixed Marriage". Village Voice. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Buuck, David. "Dodie Bellamy". BOMB. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ "The Letters of Mina Harker by Dodie Bellamy." SFGate. January 2, 2005.
  10. ^ Foundation, Poetry. "From Cut-Up to Cunt Up: Dodie Bellamy in Conversation". Harriet: The Blog. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  11. ^ Navaratnam, Subashini (10 February 2016). "Questioning Authenticity and Narrative Performance in Dodie Bellamy's 'When the Sick Rule the World'". PopMatters. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  12. ^ Henney, Theodosia (2015-11-10). "'When the Sick Rule the World' by Dodie Bellamy". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2017-06-28.

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