“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

 "For the struggling middle class, Alissa Quart has a message for you: 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


About Alissa

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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 AtlanticThe New York Review of BooksElleO 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. 

Contact me at Alissa[at]AlissaQuart[dot]com

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