About Alison Stine



ALISON STINE is a writer and editor. Her debut novel The Grower will be published by Mira in fall 2020, followed by the novel Trashlands in 2021. Her five other books include Ohio Violence. She writes about poverty, culture, violence, and the environment.

Her essay “On Poverty” was listed in “Best in Pop-Culture Writing” by The Atlantic. Her essays have also been Notables in Best American Essays, and have appeared in The Atlantic, The Toast, The Nation, The Guardian, Longreads, VQR, and many others. Recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Her fiction and poetry has been published in journals including The Paris Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Tin House, and Crazyhorse. Her visual art appears regularly at The Rumpus, and she has been a storyteller on The Moth.

As Associate Editor at Rewire.News, she oversaw and edited a new section on the Appalachian mountains. Currently a Contributing Editor at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, she holds a PhD from Ohio University.