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

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

Latest News:

  • The Lapham’s Quarterly news keeps getting better: they published “How Deep Is Your Love?” in the Fall 2017 Music Issue; just now it was named a Notable in The Best American Essays 2018, edited by Hilton Als! My last Lapham’s essay, “History in Wax,” was a Notable in The Best American Essays 2017.
  • Gratitude to The New York Times Sunday Review, The Believer, and Longreads  for publishing my latest three essays. I can’t believe how fortunate I am.
  • My next online three-week “Getting Started” course at Catapult will take place on Thursdays, Dec. 6, 13, and 20 (8pm EST/5pm PST).

Thanks for visiting!