Writer and Reporter

Based in Lebanon, Alexandra Talty is drawn to the human element behind the news. She explores stories of undercurrent and nuance through her fiction, essays and reporting from around the world.  

Her work appears in a variety of organizations including Outside Magazine, Forbes, Playboy Magazine, Civil Eats, Food Tank, The National, AFAR Magazine, Electric Literature and Publisher’s Weekly, 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. In addition to living in Lebanon for over five years, she’s reported from the Dominican Republic, Jordan, the Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates, among others.

She is currently working on a nonfiction book about the birthplace of small farms in America, after three years of reporting on her hometown for a biweekly column in The Southampton Press.  Read an excerpt of her manuscript on Columbia Journal Online.