Alden Jones

Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing Emerson College
Boston, MA 02116

Author's Bio

Alden Jones is the author of The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia, and a collection of stories, Unaccompanied Minors, winner of the 2013 New American Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in magazines and journals including Agni, Time Out New York, the Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, The Smart Set, Gulf Coast, Post Road, and the Best American Travel Writing. She has been a Bread Loaf Scholar, a New York University Creative Writing Program Fellow, and a resident at the Vermont Studio Center and the White Colony in Costa Rica. The former director of the Excel/Cuba program in Havana, Cuba, Alden now teaches creative writing and literature at Emerson College in Boston, and has also taught on Semester at Sea and in the PEN/New England Prison Writing Program.

Publications and Prizes

The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia
(University of Wisconsin Press, 2013)
, Unaccompanied Minors: Stories
(New American Press, 2014)
Best American Travel Writing
(Houghton Mifflin, 2000)
, Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet
(Press 53, 2014)
Agni, Barcelona Review, Gulf Coast, Iowa Review, Midway Journal, Post Road, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, Rivendell, Washington Square
Prizes Won: 
Independent Publishers Book Award, IndieFab Award, New American Fiction Prize

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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New York
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Last updated: Mar 23, 2017