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About Allie

Allie Rowbottom's critically acclaimed debut memoir, Jell-O Girls is out now from Little Brown and Company. 

Her essays can be found in Vanity Fair, Salon, The Florida Review, No Tokens, The South Loop Review, PQueue, Hunger Mountain, The Rumpus, A Women's Thing and elsewhere. Her essay “Ghosts and Houses” won the 2015 Editor’s Award from The Florida Review and received a "notable" mention in The Best American Essays of 2016. Her long lyric work, “World of Blue” received her a "notable" mention in The Best American Essays of 2015. She has taught fiction and non-fiction at the University of Houston and CalArts, as well as at Boldface, an undergraduate creative writing conference. Allie has been the recipient of fellowships from Inprint and Tin House, where she was a 2016 scholar.

Allie holds a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jon, French bulldogs Butter and Jammy, and Ham the Morgan horse.