Claire Dederer is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses. Poser has been translated into 11 languages, optioned for television by Warner Bros., and adapted for the stage. Her second memoir, Love and Trouble, will be published by Knopf in May 2017. Dederer is a long-time contributor to The New York Times. Her essays, criticism, and reviews have also appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Nation, Vogue, Chicago Tribune, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, New York magazine, Yoga Journal, Newsday, Slate, Salon, and many other publications. Her essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, most recently Labor Day. Dederer began her career as the chief film critic for Seattle Weekly. She has taught at Hugo House, the University of Washington, and many residencies, workshops, and conferences. Dederer served as writer-in-residence in the MFA program at Old Dominion University, and has been awarded a residency at Hedgebrook, where she also taught the Master Class in memoir.
Dederer is a fourth-generation Seattle native. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her husband, the writer Bruce Barcott, and their children.