Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. Her Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel Shadow Baby was a Today Show Book Club pick. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has won many fellowships and awards. She's taught creative writing at Metropolitan State University, Vermont College, and Hamline University’s MFA program. Alison's newest novel, What I Leave Behind, was published May 15, 2018.

  • These Words Matter: Alison McGhee

    Oh, Francie Nolan. Where are you now? Are you now? By my rough calculations, if you’re still alive, you’re close to 100 years old. I wish I could talk to you and find out how your life turned out. When I last saw you, you were wearing a dove-gray shirt and skirt, and you had good friends at work. You and your brother Neely used to talk about the old times while you ironed his union shirts. You loved your boyfriend but you wished you were in love with him. You wanted that wildness, that intensity. So did I. You were my kindred spirit growing up, even though you lived…

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