Alison Kinney

Alison Kinney’s nonfiction book, Hood, will be published by Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series in January 2016. She’s written previously for Narratively and for The Atlantic, Hyperallergic, The Mantle, Avidly, New Criticals, and Madcap Review.

Stories By Alison Kinney

The Leading Lady vs. The Loser

She was the overachieving, hyper-talented diva of our high school. I was the jealous tone-deaf wannabe. Obviously, I hated her—until our paths crossed at the Met Opera twenty years later.

Lessons From a ‘Local Food’ Scam Artist

Working summers at an authentically quaint roadside produce stand, a teenage salesperson is schooled in the not-so-subtle art of how to con a foodie from the big city.