About Alison Stine

Photo: David Dodd Lee

Photo: David Dodd Lee


Alison Stine is a writer in Appalachia

Her debut adult novel The Grower will appear from Mira in fall 2020. She is also the author of two books of YA fiction: The Protectors (Little A) and Supervision (Harper Voyager UK), as well as two books of poetry: Wait (University of Wisconsin Press), Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press), and a chapbook, Lot of My Sister (The Kent State University Press).

Her essay “On Poverty,” about classism in the writing world, was published in The Kenyon Review. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Nation, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Tin House, The Toast, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. She wrote multiple pieces for Jezebel, on Appalachian true crime. 

Her visual art appears regularly at The Rumpus, and she has been a storyteller on the public radio program The Moth

A 2016 NEA Literature Fellow, she has received an Individual Artist Grant from the Ohio Arts Council, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and was runner-up in the Power Literary Reporting Award from NYU Journalism.

She lives with her son in the Appalachian foothills of rural Ohio.