Amy Scholder

Amy Scholder is an editor and writer. She is currently producing a documentary feature, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, and serves as board president of Lambda Literary.

  • Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black, New Edition

    Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black, New Edition

    Collected Stories

    Cookie Mueller, Hedi El Kholti, Chris Kraus, and Amy Scholder

    A new edition of legendary writer, actress, ex-biker, and columnist Cookie Mueller's only story collection, featuring additional writings.

    First published in 1991, Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black was the only story collection that the legendary writer, actress, ex-biker, and columnist Cookie Mueller compiled in her lifetime. Featuring a new introduction by Olivia Laing, this new edition collects all of Mueller's fiction, together with her Details magazine columns (1982–1989) and other writings.

    The additional stories were discovered by Amy Scholder, who edited the anthology Ask Dr. Mueller for High Risk/Serpent's Tail books in 1996. As Scholder writes, the new stories were “written around the same time she wrote the stories in Walking Through Clear Water, but for some reason Cookie decided not to include them. They are darker than most of her other stories; they are the quotidian Cookie, and that is why I especially love them.” Mueller's life and work were celebrated in Chloe Griffith's 2014 oral biography Edgewise, which brought her work to a new generation of readers.

    • Paperback $17.95
  • Last Days at Hot Slit

    Last Days at Hot Slit

    The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin

    Andrea Dworkin, Johanna Fateman, and Amy Scholder

    Selections from the work of radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin, famous for her antipornography stance and role in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s.

    Radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin was a caricature of misandrist extremism in the popular imagination and a polarizing figure within the women's movement, infamous for her antipornography stance and her role in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s. She still looms large in feminist demands for sexual freedom, evoked as a censorial demagogue, more than a decade after her death. Among the very first writers to use her own experiences of rape and battery in a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy, Dworkin was a philosopher outside and against the academy who wrote with a singular, apocalyptic urgency.

    Last Days at Hot Slit brings together selections from Dworkin's work, both fiction and nonfiction, with the aim of putting the contentious positions she's best known for in dialogue with her literary oeuvre. The collection charts her path from the militant primer Woman Hating (1974), to the formally complex polemics of Pornography (1979) and Intercourse (1987) and the raw experimentalism of her final novel Mercy (1990). It also includes “Goodbye to All This” (1983), a scathing chapter from an unpublished manuscript that calls out her feminist adversaries, and “My Suicide” (1999), a despairing long-form essay found on her hard drive after her death in 2005.

    • Paperback $17.95