Allison Landa

Berkeley, CA 94703

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

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
Prizes Won: 
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

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Born in: 
New York City
Raised in: 
San Diego, CA
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Last updated: Feb 16, 2011