Atlanta is a Book Town, home to avid readers and host to some of the finest writers and storytellers on the planet. That’s our thesis statement, and the Literary Atlanta podcast provides the supporting details through behind-the-scenes anecdotes, author interviews, and all the ways that you can experience the rich literary landscape and arts ecosystem in the A-T-L.
Alison Law is an unapologetic book pusher, author enabler, and host of the Literary Atlanta podcast. She interviews authors who are resident in metro Atlanta, who have subject matter ties to the city, or who are visiting the area on book tour. She’s also had the privilege of interviewing authors or moderating live literary discussions at Writers at the Wrecking Bar, Beyond Books at The Wren’s Nest, the Book Festival of the MJCCA, and the Margaret Mitchell House.
Over two different years, Alison served as associate program director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, one of the country’s largest independent book festivals. She volunteers on the festival’s programming committee. She’s served on advisory boards for the Decatur Writers Studio and the Georgia Center for the Book and participated in the 2018 Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA) training program.
Alison is a proud alumna of Georgia State University, where she earned her master’s degree in English in 2015. She helped Georgia State launch the Lost Southern Voices Festival in 2016 and has taught writing and literature at Georgia State University Perimeter College.
In her roles as a professional writer, publicist, and marketing and media consultant, Alison has represented authors, publishers, agencies, and other professionals in the publishing industry. She has also worked with professional services providers, government agencies, and entrepreneurs. She enjoys teaching workshops and consulting with writers and other creative entrepreneurs who are interested in growing their careers and businesses.
A native Tennessean who moved every two years in her previous career as a broadcast journalist, Alison adopted Atlanta as her hometown in 2000. She lives here with her husband, Zach, and their two over-photographed cats, Scatman and Soy.