Alison Baker (writer)

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Alison Baker
Born 1953
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Alma mater Reed College,
Indiana University
Genre short story

Alison Baker (born 1953 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is an American short story writer.[1]


She graduated from Reed College and Indiana University with a MLS. She worked as a medical librarian and a library activist.

Her work has appeared in Shenandoah, the Atlantic Monthly, Story, Alaska Quarterly Review,[2] Orion Nature Quarterly, the Washington Post,[3] Witness, ZYZZYVA.

She was a Ragdale Foundation resident and a Fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.


  • 1992 George Garrett Fiction Award for "Field Notes"
  • 1994 O. Henry Award
  • the Gettysburg Review Award
  • George Garrett Award for Fiction
  • finalist for the National Magazine Award.


  • Loving Wanda Beaver: Novella and Stories. Chronicle Books. 1997. ISBN 978-0-8118-1788-2.
  • How I Came West, and Why I Stayed. Chronicle Books. April 1, 1993. ISBN 978-0-8118-0324-3.



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