Author of The New York Times Book Review’s “Notable Book” and University of Rochester Kafka Prize winner for “the outstanding book of prose fiction by an American woman,” The Kommandant’s Mistress, one of NYTBR’s “Top 100 Books of the Year.” Winner of the University of Cincinnati’s Elliston Poetry Prize and The Isabel & Mary Neff Creative Writing Fellowship for excerpts from Love in the Time of Dinosaurs and from Where Lightning Strikes: Poems on the Holocaust. Grand Prize winner in the UKA Press International Writing Competition for her short story collection, Naked, with Glasses. Alexandria’s other prizes include The Talmadge McKinney Award for Excellence in Research, The Centennial Review Prize for Poetry, Story Magazine’s “Seven Deadly Sins” Contest (Third Prize), and Writer’s Digest National Creative Writing Contest (Non-Rhyming Poetry, Honorable Mention). Childhood sex abuse survivor and advocate. Migraine writer.