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 Riddle
, Yonnondio from the Thirties
, and her essays and lectures, have been translated into twelve languages.
Her works are considered by many to be central to working class literature, women’s studies, and the understanding of creative processes and the conditions, which permit imagination to flourish.
In Fall 2013, Bison Books released Tillie's legacy publication, Tell Me a Riddle, Requa I, and Other Works
. A century after her birth, Tillie Olsen's award-winning writings are newly available in this expanded collection.