Dinah Lenney

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Dinah Lenney is author of the memoir Bigger Than Life and The Object Parade. In that most recent book, says one critic, “Lenney draws upon her experiences as a working actor and mother, offering a reflective and candid look at the connection between sentiment and necessity.”


Lenney most recently co-edited Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, with the late Judith Kitchen. She’s the author of The Object Parade and Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir and co-authored Acting for Young Actors. Dinah holds a B.A. from Yale, a Certificate of Acting from the Neighborhood Playhouse School, and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, AGNI, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, the Harvard Review, The Rumpus, the Paris Review Daily, and the Los Angeles Review of Books where she serves as a senior editor of nonfiction.