Alyssa Kilzer


Alyssa Kilzer is a writer from Boston, Massachusetts. She earned an MA Hons in Art History at the University of St Andrews, followed by an M Litt in Creative Writing.

She won the 2011 Dan Hemingway Short Story Prize for 'The Deposition', which approaches an event remembered and experienced by an entire nation from a more intimate angle. Alyssa is currently working on a collection of interconnected short stories, themed around experiences and relationships that define a family across three generations. The collection blends memoir-inspired work with stories from her own family history.

In 2009 Alyssa received a Notable Mention in Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Works Competition for a work of short fiction. She has also written non-fiction for BOMB Magazine’s blog, and contributed to a number of student publications at St Andrews. The Dan Hemingway Prize is her most major award to date and she continues to submit to publications. Alyssa also teaches yoga.

Click here to read her winning story 'The Deposition'

Read Alyssa Kilzer's latest work in The Connecticut Review

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