Alison Smith's writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Granta, The London Telegraph, The New York Times, The Believer, Glamour, Real Simple, Best American Erotica, and other publications.
Her book, a memoir titled Name All the Animals, was published by Scribner. Name All the Animals was named one of the top ten books of 2004 by People Magazine and was shorted-listed for the Book-Sense Book-of-the-Year Award. Alison has been awarded the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the Judy Grahn Prize for Nonfiction and a Lambda Literary Award. Name All the Animals has been published in several foreign countries, including the UK, Italy, Denmark, France, Germany, Brazil and Spain. Name All the Animals is also available as an audio book—read by the author—from Simon and Schuster Audio.
Alison has taught in the MFA writing program at Goddard College and lectured at universities and high schools throughout the country. She is available for one-on-one editing and individual writing coaching. If you would like to work with Alison go to the "Contact" page to learn how to reach her.
Alison lives in Brooklyn, NY and Northampton, MA with her partner and her two dogs.