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Alex Halberstadt

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-7772
1 Wash Pl, Room 431

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.



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).  


2019 Spring

Magazine Writing

2017 Spring

Magazine Writing

2016 Spring

Magazine Writing

2015 Spring

Magazine Writing

2014 Spring

The Nonfiction Narrator

Alex Halberstadt