An editor and writer in Appalachia, ALISON STINE’s debut novel The Grower will be published by Mira in fall 2020.
Her essays and articles have appeared in The Atlantic, The Toast, The Nation, The Guardian, VQR, and many others. She writes about socioeconomic class, policy, and the environment. Recipient of a 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Formerly the Associate Editor of State/Regional Reporting at Rewire.News, she is a Contributing Editor with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.
Her essay “On Poverty,” about classism, was listed as the “Best in Pop-Culture Writing” by The Atlantic, and her essays have been listed as notables in Best American Essays. Her pieces have also appeared in The Nation, The Atlantic, The Toast, VQR, Longreads, and many others. She wrote investigative pieces for Jezebel, and has reported on poverty, policy, and the environment for multiple publications.
Her literary writing has been published in such journals as The Paris Review, Tin House, and Crazyhorse. Her visual work appears regularly at The Rumpus, and she has been a storyteller on the public radio program The Moth, telling a true story of life in the mountains.
A 2016 NEA Fellow, she has received the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and was runner-up in the Power Literary Reporting Award from NYU Journalism. As former 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.