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

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


  • My essay “How Deep Is Your Love?(Lapham’s Quarterly, Fall 2017 Music Issue) was named a Notable in The Best American Essays 2018, edited by Hilton Als! My other Lapham‘s essay, “History in Wax,” was a Notable in The Best American Essays 2017.
  • All my gratitude to The New York Times Sunday Review, The Believer, and Longreads for publishing my three 2018 essays.
  • For your New Year’s resolution to write: my January online “Getting Started” course at Catapult is full, but you can sign up for the next one on Thursdays, March 7, 14 21 (8pm EST/5pm PST).

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