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 other books include Ohio Violence. She writes about poverty, culture, violence, and the environment.

Her pieces 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. Formerly an Associate Editor at Rewire.News, she writes essays and reported articles as a Contributing Editor with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

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ALISON STINE is the author of The Grower, a novel, forthcoming from Mira in fall 2020, and Trashlands, forthcoming in 2021. Her other books, poetry and short fiction, include Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press) and The Protectors (Little A).

Her essay “On Poverty,” about classism, was listed as in “Best in Pop-Culture Writing” by The Atlantic, and her essays have been notables in Best American Essays. Her articles 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.

A 2016 Individual Artist Fellow from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), she has received the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, 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.