Alan Rossi’s first novel, Mountain Road, Late at Night, was published in February of 2020 in the United Kingdom, Australia, and other countries.
His fiction has appeared in Granta, Conjunctions, New England Review, Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, and many other journals. His non-fiction novella, Did You Really Just Say That To Me? was awarded the third annual New England Review Award for Emerging Writers, and he was the New England Review/Bread Loaf Scholar for 2017. His fiction has received a Pushcart Prize and an O. Henry Prize. His work has been anthologized in Harper Perennial’s Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial.
He is practicing Zen Buddhist in the Soto Lineage, and he writes about Zen – along with nature – frequently in his stories and non-fiction.
His next book is non-fiction-novel called Our Last Year, in which the natural world is a character; the book follows the transformation of two lives parallel to the seasonal transformation of the planet.
He lives in South Carolina with his wife and two children.