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

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


  • Thanks to Gay Magazine for publishing my latest essay, “The Rejection Lab“! And to VAN Magazine for sending me to Germany to write “What You Have Seen: Art & Absolution at Bayreuth.” Thanks to the editors of The Best American Essays for naming my fourth Notable Essay in a row, for 2019, 2018, 2017and 2016.
  • I’ve been hired as an Assistant Professor of Writing at Eugene Lang College at The New School, where I teach nonfiction.
  • Stay tuned for news about the next book!!!

Thanks for visiting!