Welcome to Alison’s page, a cork-lined writing refuge! Latest news below.

cropped-6895247710_447ca79803_o1.jpg(Image: Marcel Proust’s room, Musée Carnavalet)

  • In March I’ll be teaching my online course on writer’s block, inspiration, and getting started on your project for Catapult.
  • My latest two essays, on love, loss, and starting again, will be published by The New Yorker.com and Longreads in late winter!
  • Lapham’s Quarterly published my essay, “How Deep Is Your Love?” (on the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein, as the world’s greatest work of fan art) in the Fall 2017 Music Issue. My LQ Roundtable essay “History in Wax” was selected as a Notable Essay for Best American Essays 2017!
  • Stay tuned for news about the next two books! Thanks for visiting!