ALISON STINE is a writer in Appalachia. Author of the books: Wait (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press, 2009), and Lot of My Sister (The Kent State University Press, 2001), she is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Her writing has been published in The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Tin House, New England Review, and The Nation, among others, and her awards include the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Brittingham Prize. In 2013, her essay "The Last Hotel" was named a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays, edited by Cheryl Strayed. Ali's original stage plays and musicals have been produced at the Cleveland Playhouse, La Habra Depot Theatre, and the Trilogy Theatre Group (Off-Broadway).

A recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Ali holds a B.A. from Denison University, an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. from Ohio University. Formerly the Emerging Writer at Gettysburg College, she has taught at Fordham University and Ohio University, and currently teaches at the Reynolds Young Writers' Workshop at Denison University.