About

Travel writer, essayist and radio journalist, Allison K Williams' work has appeared on/in National Public Radio, CBC Canada, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Snap Judgment, The Moth, Deep South and Travelers' Tales. A Florida native, US/Canadian citizen and Dubai resident, Allison's spent substantial time in 28 countries and popped in to 17 more. With a knack for finding the middle of the action, she's flown on trapeze, driven mimes across Bulgaria, been (literally) on fire, and was hit on by the Buddha.

Allison currently specializes in women's travel, adventure travel, cultural experience, entertainment and food in Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan, India and the Middle East, with frequent trips to the USA (Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest), Canada (East, West, Maritimes) and the Caribbean.

Her literary background includes essays in Kenyon Review Online, Prairie Schooner, The Drum and Brevity. Her humor writing was a Mark Twain Award winner; she has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. As a storyteller, Allison has appeared onstage at London's Theatre Royal and Rich Mix, India's Filocafe, and The Moth StorySLAM.




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Allison is the Social Media Editor at Brevity, and the host of the Brevity Podcast.

Home base is currently Dubai, where "The Pork Shop" is a separate, dimly-lit room at the back of the supermarket. It's like buying meat porn.

Journalism


Home For the Holidays, Or Not

New York Times

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Sisterhood of Saris

Christian Science Monitor

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Courtesies

Travelers' Tales: Prague available at Amazon

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Joining the Circus

Dance Australia

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Buddha Nature

Kenyon Review

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Dubai: Beyond the Hype

Expat Connect

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Reality

print-only at Magic Magazine, original blog here

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I Eat Camping Fuel

interview at McSweeney's

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Sweet Time

Prairie Schooner

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The Joy of the OTHER Airport

Expat Connect

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Easy Rider

Expat Connect

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Write About Indians

Drunken Boat

ReadListen

Snake

Deep South

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How To Attend an Indian Funeral

Anthologized in Selected Memories: Five Years of Hippocampus Magazine

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Running Away from the Circus

at The Writers Bloc

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Are You Ready to Go Pro?

SassyPants Aerial

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Show Me Less Money

Imaginaerial

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Why So Coy, Journals? A Plea For Payment Transparency

at The Review Review

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Make Professional Editing Work for You

at The Writers Bloc

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Radio

Stories and journalism on travel, race, culture and comedy.

Available for assignment and tape sync. I travel with a Shure MV88, Motiv and Hindenberg; home studio includes Rode Podcaster.

The Brevity (literary) Podcast streams at Soundcloud; you can also find it on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to podcasts.

Love at No Sight

Snap Judgment

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Shame

CBC's Love Me

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Buddha Nature

Kenyon Review

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Cracking the Whip

interview at McSweeney's You Got Jobbed podcast

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Write About Indians

Drunken Boat

ReadListen

Courtesies

The Drum Audio Lit

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Snake

The Drum Audio Lit

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Essays

I blog about writing, social media, and chopping wood at Brevity.

Home For the Holidays, Or Not

New York Times

Read

Sisterhood of Saris

Christian Science Monitor

Read

Courtesies

Travelers' Tales: Prague available at Amazon

Read

Buddha Nature

Kenyon Review

Read

Snake

Deep South

Read

How To Attend an Indian Funeral

Anthologized in Selected Memories: Five Years of Hippocampus Magazine

Read

Sweet Time

Prairie Schooner

Read

Kalighat

Originally told live at The Moth, transcribed at Story Club

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Write About Indians

Drunken Boat

ReadListen

Can You Teach Me How To Dance Real Slow?

Brevity

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How To Attend an Indian Funeral

Hippocampus

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Sunyata

Smokelong Quarterly

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Famous

Redux

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Reality

published at Magic Magazine, original blog here

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Running Away from the Circus

at The Writers Bloc

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Photos

Images © Allison K Williams; please contact for use information and hi-res files.

Aung's Puppet Show at Inle Lake

Myanmar 2015

Spice Market

Dubai 2017

Fish Market Seller #6

Taiwan 2017

Funeral of Bal Thackeray

Mumbai 2012

Boatman on Inle Lake

Myanmar 2015

Sacrificial Chicken at Manakamana Temple

Nepal 2013

Mystic

Mumbai 2011

Negombo Beach

Sri Lanka 2015

Passe-a-Grille Beach

Florida 2014

Taraoko Gorge

Taiwan 2017

Yehliu Geopark

Taiwan 2017

Contact

Email Allison