Alison Baker’s essays, poems, and stories have been published in numerous magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly, Alaska Quarterly Review, Sierra Magazine, Orion, Shenandoah, and So It Goes. She has won three O. Henry Awards, including First Prize, and has been a Finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Her fiction collections have been named New York Times Notable Books; her most recent collection is HAPPY HOUR, published by Tickenoak Publications.
A former medical librarian and library activist, she once was named Oregon Library Supporter of the Year. She lives on Cape Cod, where she records radio commentaries for WOMR in Provincetown, volunteers in environmental causes, and is learning to shoot manual.