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Alex Halberstadt

Part-time Faculty
610 - 1 Wash Pl

Office Hours
Friday 5:00-6:00

B.A., English, Oberlin College, 1993
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Columbia University, 1998

Alex Halberstadt is the author of Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus and the forthcoming Young Heroes of the Soviet Union, a family memoir. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Food & Wine, The Paris Review and elsewhere. He appeared at the 2013 New Yorker Festival, was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2013 and 2014, and had his work included in Best Food Writing 2014. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the OMI International Arts Center.  



Young Heroes of the Soviet Union Review

Alex Halberstadt’s book, Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and A Reckoning (Penguin Random House, 2020), was named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. Excerpts of the novel published in the April 5, 2020, issue of The New Yorker and on March 18, 2020, edition of Literary Hub. Halberstadt also participated in a Zoom book launch with journalist Masha Gessen, hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library and Greenlight Bookstore on April 23, 2020.


Lonely Avenue

Alex Halberstadt's Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus was published by Da Capo Press.

Teaching and Research Interests

literary journalism; cultural coverage; the essay; autobiography; travel writing; Russian history; contemporary poetry; popular music 

Recent News

Professor Alex Halberstadt contributed to Best Food Writing 2014 (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014).  


2023 Fall

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2020 Fall

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2019 Spring

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2017 Spring

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2016 Spring

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Alex Halberstadt