Alden Jones is the author of The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia, called the "Best travel book of 2013" by The Huffington Post and a Top Ten Travel Title of the Season by Publishers Weekly, and the story collection Unaccompanied Minors, winner of the New American Fiction Prize. The Wanting Was a Wilderness, a hybrid work of criticism and memoir, is forthcoming. Her short works of fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Rumpus, New York Magazine, The Believer, Agni, Post Road, The Barcelona Review, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, Iowa Review, and Best American Travel Writing. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Cuba Writers Program. In addition to teaching at Emerson, she is a core faculty member of the Newport MFA program. She was honored with the 2016 Alan L. Stanzler Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Writing Literature & PublishingSince 2000
M.A., New York University
M.F.A., Bennington College