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

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

  • My first piece for The NewYorker.com is being published on Arbor Day 2017!
  • Bloomsbury published my first book, HOOD, in the Object Lessons series.
  • I was thrilled to collaborate with Shani Gilchrist on a Longreads original, “‘See what y’all can work out’: The State of Empathy in Charleston,” on white supremacy and the state of the nation. 
  • My essay “The Uses of Orphans” (The New Inquiry) was a Notable in Best American Essays 2016.
  • Stay tuned for news about the next two books! Thanks for visiting!