Alysia Abbott was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury, the only daughter of gay poet and critic Steve Abbott. After receiving her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from New School University in NYC, she worked at the New York Public Library and WNYC Radio. In 2013, she published her first book, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, which was named a New York Times "Editors' Choice,” a winner of the ALA Stonewall Award, and the Madame Figaro Prix Heroine. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Slate, Salon, TheAtlantic.com, Real Simple, Boston Globe, and Psychology Today. She is also director of the Boston Literary District and founder of TheRecollectors.com.
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