Writer and Journalist

A freelance journalist and columnist, Alexandra Talty is drawn to the human element behind the news. She explores stories of undercurrent and nuance through her fiction, essays and reporting all over the world. 

Her work appears in a variety of organizations including Forbes, Playboy Magazine, Outside Magazine, The National, AFAR Magazine, Electric Literature, Middle East Eye, Roads and Kingdoms and REORIENT Magazine, among others. She was the founding Editor-in-Chief of StepFeed in the Middle East. Graduating cum laude from New York University, she majored in Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Creative Writing. 

She is currently working on a nonfiction book about young farmers in the Hamptons and the unique pressures they face in one of the most expensive zip codes in the world, after reporting on her hometown for a biweekly column in The Southampton Press.  Read an excerpt of her manuscript on Columbia Journal Online.