Jon Alston

Fiction Writer

Rexburg, ID 83440

Author's Bio

Life is complicated, at best. It's why we do anything in the arts. I write because I don't understand the world in the least, and through words I try to explore what it means to live.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Pieces (Copilot Press, 2014)
Journals: , ,
convergence journal
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The Binnacle
Prizes won: 

Honorable Mention, Tenth Annual International Ultra-Short Competition sponsored by The Binnacle at The University of Maine at Machias, 2013 Designer, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission public arts grant, June 2013 Photographer, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission public arts grant, February 2012 1st place (Poetry), Bazzanella Literary Award, 2012 1st place (Poetry), Bazzanella Literary Award, 2011 1st place (Fiction), Bazzanella Literary Award, 2009

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, John Green, Roald Dahl.
What I'm reading now: 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by William Morris, The Merry Muses of Caledonia by Robert Burns, Don Quixote by Cervantes

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers, Teenagers, Women
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Sacramento, CA
California
Raised in: 
Loomis, CA
California
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Last update: Jan 01, 2020