Ms. Elissa Altman

Connecticut, United States

Member Since: 02/08/2016


Elissa Altman is the author of Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing, Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking and the James Beard Award-winning blog of the same name, and Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, On Being, The New York Times, Tin House, The Rumpus, Dame Magazine, LitHub, Saveur, and The Washington Post, where her column, Feeding My Mother, ran for a year. Her work has been anthologized in Best Food Writing six times. A finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, Altman has taught the craft of memoir at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The Loft Literary Center, 1440 Multiversity, Ireland's Literature and Larder Program, and has appeared live on stage at TEDx and The Public, on Heritage Radio, and on NPR. She lives in Connecticut. 

Website: ElissaAltman.com

Twitter Username: @elissaaltman


Publications

  • Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing , Penguin Random House/Ballantine (August 6, 2019)
  • Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw , Berkley Books (March 2016)
  • Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking , Berkley Books (PB) (March 2016)
  • Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking , Chronicle Books (HC) (March 2013)
  • Feeding My Mother , Washington Post (Year long column) (2015)

Awards

  • James Beard Award(2012)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry