“Quart’s gift as a writer is her ability to report on the experiences of ordinary people, following their realistically messy lives for years, offering us vivid portraits that are profoundly humane"
—The New York Times Book Review
Profiles oF Alissa
Jun. 2018 | "For the struggling middle class, Alissa Quart has a message: you're not alone," The Guardian
Dec. 2017 | "Columbia Journalism School Announces 2018 Alumni Award Winners," Columbia Journalism School
Apr. 2015 | "The Money Poet," The New Yorker
Apr. 2015 | "New Poetry Collection Depicts the Decline of Legacy Media," The New York Observer
Mar. 2015 I "It's Only Money," Nieman Reports
Sept. 2014 | "Film as Long-form," Nieman Reports
Nov. 2013 | "Full Quart Press," The Writer
Sept. 2006 | "Prodigies and the push to excel," Los Angeles Times
Sept. 2006 | "The Downside of Being a Child Prodigy," TIME
Aug. 2005 | Term "Hyperlink Cinema" coined by Alissa Quart
Jan. 2003 | "Marketers Crank It Up For a New Generation," The New York Times
Alissa Quart is the author of four non-fiction books, the forthcoming Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2018), Branded (Basic Books, 2003) and Hothouse Kids (Penguin Press, 2006), and Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers and Rebels (The New Press, 2013). She is the Executive Editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a journalism non-profit devoted to reporting on inequality. She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, Elle, O Magazine and many other publications. She writes the Outclassed column for The Guardian.
She received the 2018 Columbia Journalism School Alumna Award and the 2017 L.A. Press Club Award for Commentary. She was a 2010 Nieman fellow at Harvard University. As a professor she was a 2015 Ottaway Professor at SUNY New Paltz and taught at a number of universities including Columbia University’s Journalism School.
Her poems have been published by the London Review of Books, The Nation, and many other publications. Monetized (Miami University Press, 2015) is her first poetry book.