Linnea A. Due
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

Born in Northern California, Linnea Due is a writer and editor. She was senior editor for
21 years at the
East Bay Express, an alternative newspaper and now is editor of Terrain
magazine, an environmental quarterly published by Berkeley's Ecology Center. She writes
fiction and nonfiction books as well as articles and short fiction.

Publications include:
High and Outside (novel, 1980), Give Me Time (novel, 1984), Life
Savings
(novel, 1992), Joining the Tribe: Growing Up Gay and Lesbian in the '90s
(nonfiction, 1995), and edited two volumes of short fiction,
Hot Ticket (1997) and
Uniform Sex (2000). High and Outside and Joining the Tribe won American Library
Association Best Book awards, and Linnea won the best alternative newspapers food
writing award in 1997 with "Tea for Two Hundred," about the tea buyer for Chez Panisse.

Linnea's mother, Ellen Linnea, was born in Ironwood, Michigan, the youngest of three
children. Her mother immigrated from Finland in the early 1900s and soon married a
Swedish immigrant who died when Ellen was three. Her mother remarried a Finn, and the
couple lived in Ironwood until their deaths. Ellen went into nursing school at the University
of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she met and married Floyd O. Due, then completing his
residency in psychiatry. After World War II and a South Pacific posting for Floyd, the
couple settled in Berkeley, California.


Publications

Novels
High and Outside. 1980.
Winner of an American Library Association Best Book award.

Give Me Time. 1984.

Life Savings. 1992.


Nonfiction
Joining the Tribe: Growing Up Gay and Lesbian in the '90s, 1995.
Winner of an American Library Association Best Book award.


Edited Collections
Hot Ticket (short fiction), 1997.

Uniform Sex (short fiction), 2000.