Jane Alison

Jane Alison is the author of four novels—The Love-ArtistThe Marriage of the SeaNatives and Exotics, and the nonfiction novel Nine Island. She has published a memoir, The Sisters Antipodes, about growing up in a family in which Australian-diplomat parents traded partners with a pair of U.S. diplomats; and Change Me, translations of Ovid’s stories of sexual transformation. Her newest book, on the craft and theory of writing, is Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative. Her essays and stories have appeared in the Paris ReviewNew York TimesWashington PostBoston Globe, and TriQuarterly, among others, and her writing has been set to music by composer Thomas Sleeper. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.