Alden Jones

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer

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

Author's Bio

Alden Jones is the author of a memoir, The Blind Masseuse, and a collection of stories, Unaccompanied Minors. Her hybrid work of memoir and literary criticism, The Wanting Was a Wilderness, is forthcoming in 2018. Her fiction, translations, and essays have appeared in magazines and journals including Agni, The Believer, the Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, Puerto del Sol, The Smart Set, Gulf Coast, Post Road, and the Best American Travel Writing. Alden teaches creative writing and cultural at Emerson College in Boston, and has also taught on Semester at Sea and in the PEN/New England Prison Writing Program. She is co-founder and co-director of the Cuba Writers Program, where she teaches in May.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Best American Travel Writing (Houghton Mifflin, 2000)
The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013)
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Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet (Press 53, 2014)
Unaccompanied Minors: Stories (New American Press, 2014)
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Barcelona Review
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Puerto del Sol
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Independent Publishers Book Award, IndieFab Award, New American Fiction Prize

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Last update: Jul 21, 2017