“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
Nov. 2013 | "Gate Crashers" The New York Times on The Republic of Outsiders
Nov. 2013 | "Full Quart Press," The Writer on The Republic of Outsiders
Aug. 2013 | "3 Creative Lessons from the Amateurs, Rebels, and Dreamers of Outsider Subcultures," Fast Company on Republic of Outsiders
Aug. 2013 | "Approval Matrix," New York Magazine featuring Republic of Outsiders
May 2013 | Publishers Weekly on Republic of Outsiders
Sept. 2006 | "The Downside of Being a Child Prodigy," TIME
Aug. 2005 | Term "Hyperlink Cinema" coined by Alissa Quart
Jan. 2003 | "How Consumer Culture Sets Up Its Young Ducks," The New York Times on Branded
Alissa Quart is the author of three non-fiction books, 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). They have been translated into 14 languages. She is co-editor with Barbara Ehrenreich of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a journalism non-profit devoted to reporting on inequality. She has written features and reported opinion pieces for The New York Times Magazine and Sunday Review, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Elle, The Nation, Marie Claire, Mother Jones, O Magazine, and many other publications. Her columns have appeared in Columbia Journalism Review and elsewhere.
She is also a multimedia producer. She commissioned, produced and wrote The Last Clinic, a multimedia work for The Atavist, nominated for a 2014 multimedia Emmy and National Magazine Award. She has received grants from the Pulitzer Center and the Magnum Foundation for her multimedia collaborations with photographers. She is the 2015 Ottaway Professor at SUNY New Paltz and has taught at a number of universities including Columbia University’s Journalism School. She was a 2010 Nieman fellow at Harvard University.
She is also a poet: her poems have been published by the London Review of Books, Fence, The Awl and Open City and her first poetry book, Monetized, is out in March 2015 from Miami University Press. She is currently under contract for a new book with HarperCollins.