Alisson Wood is an award-winning writer whose essays have been published in the New York Times, Catapult, and Epiphany. She holds an MFA in fiction from New York University. Alisson teaches creative writing at her alma mater and at Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Pigeon Pages, a New York City literary journal and reading series. Alisson was a winner of the inaugural Breakout 8 Award from the Author's Guild and Epiphany. Being Lolita is her first book.