Alex Poppe

"When she is not being thrown from the back of food aid trucks or dining with pistol-packing Kurdish hit men, she writes."

Alex Poppe is the author of four works of fiction: Girl, World by Laughing Fire Press (2017), Moxie by Tortoise Books (2019), Jinwar and Other Stories by Cune Press (2022), and Duende by Regal House Publishing (2022). Girl, World was named a 35 Over 35 Debut Book Award winner, First Horizon Award finalist, Montaigne Medal finalist, short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize and was awarded an Honorable Mention in General Fiction from the Eric Hoffer Awards.

Her short fiction has been a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Family Matters contest, a nominee for the Pushcart Prize and commended for the Baker Prize among others.

Her non-fiction was named a Best of the Net nominee (2016), a finalist for Hot Metal Bridge’s Social Justice Writing contest and has appeared in Bust, Medium’s The Startup, and Bella Caledonia among others.

Alex is an academic writing lecturer at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani and has completed her third and fourth book of fiction with support from Can Serrat International Art Residency and Duplo-Linea De Costa Artist-in-Residency programs. She is thrilled to be an artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in spring 2021.

Her book Duende just won the International Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest.

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