Welcome to Alison’s page, a cork-lined writing refuge!


My first book, HOOD, is available from Bloomsbury Publishing. 

Latest essays and articles: my column on opera fandom has blasted off at The Paris Review Daily! I also wrote about the Philip Glass opera Appomattox and the Voting Rights Act for Harper’s. “The Uses of Orphans” (The New Inquiry) was chosen as a Notable for Best American Essays 2016!

(Image: Marcel Proust’s room, Musée Carnavalet)