Alison Fell

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Alison Fell
Born 1944 Edit this on Wikidata
Dumfries Edit this on Wikidata
Alma mater Edinburgh College of Art, Dumfries Academy Edit this on Wikidata
Occupation Poet, novelist, journalist, children's writer Edit this on Wikidata

Alison Fell (born 1944) is a Scottish poet and novelist.


Born in Dumfries, Scotland, Alison Fell was educated at Dumfries Academy and Edinburgh Art College, from where she graduated as a sculptor.[1] She began writing for Scotland Magazine in 1962 and in 1970 she moved to London, where she co-founded the Woman's Street Theatre Group.[1] An account of the company and Fell's life at this period appears in Michèle Roberts's memoir Paper Houses.[2]

She worked at the underground newspaper Ink,[3] and contributed to Spare Rib.[4]

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.[1]







  • 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. ^ a b c Alison Fell page at British Council Literature.
  2. ^ Michèle Roberts, Paper Houses: A Memoir of the 70s and Beyond, 2007, Virago, ISBN 978-1844084074; paperback 2008, ISBN 978-1844084081.
  3. ^ Nigel Fountain (1988). Underground: the London alternative press, 1966-74. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-00728-3. 
  4. ^ Alison Fell (March 1976). "Nights". Spare Rib. Spare Ribs Ltd (44): 9–11. 

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