Alison Smith is a writer whose work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Granta, The London Telegraph , The New York Times, The Believer, Glamour, Best American Erotica , and other publications. Her first book, a memoir titled Name All the Animals, was published by Scribner. Name All the Animals was named one of the top ten books of 2004 by People Magazine and was shorted-listed for the Book-Sense Book-of-the-Year Award. Alison has been awarded the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the Judy Grahn Prize for Nonfiction and a Lambda Literary Award. Name All the Animals has been published in seven foreign countries, including the UK, Italy, Denmark, France, Germany, Brazil and Spain.