Allison Landa

Fiction Writer, Poet

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 & Prizes

Cherry Bleeds
Clean Sheets
Dirt Press
New Works Review
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Starving Arts Literary Magazine
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

More Information

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Born in: 
New York City
Raised in: 
San Diego, CA
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Last update: Feb 16, 2011