Claire Dederer

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Claire Dederer is an American writer. She is best known for her book Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses,[1][2] which was a New York Times best seller.[3]

She has also written book reviews and articles for The New York Times[4][5] and other publications.[6][7]

Life and career[edit]

Dederer grew up in Seattle, where she was born in 1967. She was a film critic at the Seattle Weekly before turning to freelance journalism.[8] She has taught writing at her alma mater ('93), the University of Washington[9] and lives with her family on Bainbridge Island.

Her brother, Dave Dederer, is a guitarist and singer, most notably for the band The Presidents of the United States of America.


  1. ^ "A Cynical Position Overcome With Yoga", Janet Maslin, The New York Times, December 22, 2010.
  2. ^ "Chasing Virtue", Dani Shapiro, The New York Times, December 24, 2010.
  3. ^ Hardcover Nonfiction, The New York Times, February 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Specimens of Suburbia", Claire Dederer, The New York Times", December 28, 2003.
  5. ^ "Fiction: The War at Home", Claire Dederer, The New York Times, November 7, 2004.
  6. ^ Claire Dederer's articles on, accessed September 9, 2014.
  7. ^ Claire Dederer at The Atlantic, accessed September 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Seattle Weekly news". Seattle Weekly.
  9. ^ "A Newsletter of the Comparative History of Ideas Program, University of Washington" (PDF). University of Washington. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-16.

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