Alix Kates Shulman


Biography of Alix Kates Shulman

Alix Kates Shulman (born August 17, 1932) is an American writer of fiction, memoirs, and essays, as well as one of the early radical feminist activists of feminism's Second Wave. She is best known for her bestselling debut, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (Knopf, 1972), "one of the first novels to emerge from the Women's Liberation Movement" (Oxford Companion to Women's Writing).

Shulman was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Case Western Reserve University. She then moved to New York City in 1953 to study philosophy at the Columbia University Graduate School.

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