About Alison Stine

  Photo: David Dodd Lee

Photo: David Dodd Lee


Alison Stine is a writer in Appalachia.

Author of two books of fiction: The Protectors (Little A), an illustrated novella about rural graffiti artists, and Supervision, a novel which won the Digital Submissions Contest from HarperVoyagerUK, a division of HarperCollins, she is also the author of two poetry collections: Wait (University of Wisconsin Press), winner of the Brittingham Prize, and Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press), winner of the Vassar Miller, as well as a chapbook Lot of My Sister (The Kent State University Press).

Her essays, stories, and poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Atlantic, Poetry, The Nation, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Tin House, The Toast, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. 

Her visual art appears regularly in The Rumpus, and she has been a storyteller on The Moth. 

An NEA Fellow, she has received an Ohio Arts Council grant, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and was runner-up in the Power Literary Reporting Award from NYU Journalism. She has a PhD from Ohio University, and lives in the Appalachian foothills of rural Ohio, where she works as a journalist.