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Allison Landa

Author's Bio

I am a Berkeley-based writer and performer who earned an MFA in creative writing from St. Mary's College of California. I write fiction, memoir, poetry, and solo-performance pieces, and am currently completing and editing RUNNING INTO, a memoir about living with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. I have also taught writing workshops at the Alameda Literati Book Fair in Alameda, CA, and have served as fiction editor for MARY, the graduate-student journal at St. Mary's College. In addition, I have performed on stages in San Francisco, New York, and Austin, TX. Please visit me online at www.allisonlanda.com.

Publications and Prizes

Cherry Bleeds, Clean Sheets, Defenestration, Dirt Press, New Works Review, Pindeldyboz, Poetica Magazine, Starving Arts Literary Magazine, Swagazine, The Furnace Review, The Ledge, Word Riot
September 2009: Resident, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH July 2009: Resident, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE December 2006: Resident, Julia and David White Artists Colony

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
I Like Being Killed by Tibor Fischer, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen
Favorite Authors:
Joyce Maynard, Persimmon Blackbridge, Mark Doty, Augusten Burroughs, Wesley Gibson, Roger Ebert, Deborah Madison

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Listing last updated: February 16, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Born in:
New York City, NY
Raised in:
San Diego, CA

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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