Alison Langley has reported as a foreign correspondent from datelines across Europe. Her stories have appeared in publications that include The New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Independent, Deutsche Welle and the Columbia Journalism Review.

She was a stringer in Budapest for the Wall Street Journal Europe from 1990-1994, when her novel Ilona Gets A Phone takes place. The book was a finalist at the Irish Writer Centre’s Novel Prize 2022. It will be published by Dedalus Books, UK in November. Her short story, Fingers, appeared in the 2022 edition of The Pig’s Back.

Langley lives in Switzerland with her husband and their dog. When she isn’t writing, she gardens, hunts fungi and eats them.