Alden Jones

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B.A., Brown University
M.A., New York University
MFA, Bennington College

Personal Statement:

I am the author of three books: the travel memoir "The Blind Masseuse," the story collection "Unaccompanied Minors" and "The Wanting Was a Wilderness," a hybrid work of literary criticism and personal essay. My awards include the New American Fiction Prize, the Lascaux Book Prize, two Independent Publisher Book Awards, the Foreword Book of the Year Award, and the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award longlist. I am the co-founder and co-director of the Cuba Writers Program, an annual trip to Cuba during the month of May.