Lynn C. Miller’s novel The Unmasking has just been published by the University of New Mexico Press (Oct. 2020). Prior novels are The Fool’s Journey, Death of a Department Chair, and The Day After Death, a Lambda finalist in lesbian fiction in 2017. Co-editor of Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women’s Autobiography, Lynn has performed the work of many women writers, including Katherine Anne Porter, Victoria Woodhull, Edith Wharton, and Gertrude Stein. Co-author of Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir, she’s taught at the University of Southern California and Penn State, and was Professor of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin until 2007. Short pieces have appeared in North Dakota Quarterly, Hawaii Review, Phoebe, Text and Performance Quarterly, Writer’s Forum, and (in press) Chautauqua Journal. She is the co-editor of the literary journal ABQ inPrint. www.lynncmiller.com
In a homage to the locked-room mystery, The Unmasking follows three friends who are professors—Miriam, Bettina, and Fiona––who suspect murder when their dean dies in a one car accident after embezzling university funds. They travel to a resort in New Mexico where they join others in performing remarkable women from history such as Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Edith Wharton. But when one woman is kidnapped and another disappears, the friends’ lives are forever changed: they realize the masks we wear often hide chilling truths.
The Day After Death a novel2016
Awards and Recognition
- Lambda Finalist for lesbian fiction, 2017.