Alison Stine

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer


Author's Bio

ALISON STINE is the author of the novel Road Out of Winter (MIRA Books/HarperCollins), a 2020 The Rumpus Book Club selection and winner of the 2021 Philip K. Dick Award.

Her other books and chapbook include three poetry collections, most recently Wait, winner of the Brittingham Prize. Her next novel, Trashlands (MIRA Books/HarperCollins), releases in October 2021.

Recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), an Ohio Arts Council grant, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a reporting grant from National Geographic, she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow, and received the Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism. She works as a freelance reporter with The New York Times, and lives in Colorado.

Literary agent: 
Eric Smith

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Literary Cash: Writings Inspired by the Lengendary Johnny Cash (BenBella Books, 2007)
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Road Out of Winter (Harper Collins, 2020)
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Tin House


Satellite Convulsions:Poems from Tin House (Tin House/Bloomsbury, 2008)
Bedside Guide to the No-Tell Motel: 2nd Floor (No Tell Books, 2007)
Shooting the Rat (Hanging Loose Press, 2003)
Luna, Luna: Creative Writing Ideas from Spanish and Latino Literature (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1997)
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Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press, 2009)
Lot of My Sister (Kent State University Press, 2001)
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NEA Literature Fellowship, Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation, Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Philip K. Dick Award, Ohio Arts Council Grant, National Geographic reporting grant, Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism, Brittingham Prize, Vassar Miller Prize, Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize, Sustainable Arts Grant.

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Disabled, LGBTQ
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Last update: Sep 16, 2021