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Alison McGhee writes for all ages in all forms, from novels to poems to picture books to memoir. Her picture book Someday was a #1 New York Times bestseller and her Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel Shadow Baby was a Today Show Book Club pick. She has won many fellowships and awards for her work, including four Minnesota Book Awards, the Geisel medal, state and Loft artist fellowships, a MacDowell residency, and several American Library Association awards. She is a professor of creative writing at Metropolitan State University, where she founded and coordinates the creative writing program. She has also taught in Vermont College and Hamline University's MFA programs. Three novels for children will be published in the next three years, and she is currently working on a sequel to Shadow Baby. Alison ​has three children and lives a semi-nomadic life in Minneapolis, Vermont and California.

Her Dispatch from Dummerston, Vermont appears in the September 2015 issue.

Audio Stories by ALISON MCGHEE

Dispatch: Dummerston