Alison Fell

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Alison Fell (b. 1944, Dumfries) is a Scottish poet and novelist.


Alison Fell graduated from Edinburgh Art College as a sculptor and began writing for Scotland Magazine. She moved to London in 1970, where she co-founded the Woman's Street Theatre Group. An account of the company and Fell's life at this period appears in Michele Roberts's memoir Paper Houses.[1]

She worked at the underground newspaper Ink,[2] and contributed to Spare Rib.[3]

In addition to her output of poetry and fiction, she held the School of English and American Studies Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in 1998.[4]







  • Alison Fell, ed. (1989). The Seven Deadly Sins. Illustrator Amanda Faulkner. Serpent's Tail. ISBN 978-1-85242-140-3. 
  • Alison Fell, ed. (1990). The Seven Cardinal Virtues. Illustrator Grizelda Holderness. Serpent's Tail. ISBN 978-1-85242-169-4. 
  • Serious Hysterics. Serpent's Tail. 1992. ISBN 978-1-85242-222-6. 


  1. ^ Paper Houses by Michele Roberts (Virago, 2007)
  2. ^ Nigel Fountain (1988). Underground: the London alternative press, 1966-74. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-00728-3. 
  3. ^ Alison Fell (March 1976). "Nights". Spare Rib (Spare Ribs Ltd) (44): 9–11. 
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