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

My first book, HOOD, is available from Bloomsbury Publishing. Stay tuned for the next one! More news below.

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

My column on the art and artifacts of opera fandom has blasted off at The Paris Review Daily, with explorations of Trump, the Voyager Interstellar Mission, and Florence Foster Jenkins. Online at Harper’s you can find my thoughts on the Philip Glass opera Appomattox and the Voting Rights Act, “Vote, Sing, Breathe.” My essay “The Uses of Orphans” (The New Inquiry) was chosen as a Notable for Best American Essays 2016.