About Alexandria

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ACS 12 Feb 2016 blog

Author of The New York Times Book Review’s “Notable Book” & “Top 100 Books of the Year,” and University of Rochester Kafka Award 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.” Her true crime memoir M is for Munchers: The Serial Killers Next Door, was a finalist in Santa Fe Writer’s Project Literary Awards 2017. Winner of the Elliston Poetry Prize and The Isabel & Mary Neff Creative Writing Fellowship for Love in the Time of Dinosaurs and 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).

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