Alana Massey Lights

Greetings!

Welcome to my digital homestead. I'm a writer covering identity, culture, virtue, and vice. I'm the author of All The Lives I Want, a collection of essays reimagining the lives and legacies of famous women in a way that makes it easier for us to forgive ourselves. My writing appears in Elle, The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Vice, The New Republic, Pacific Standard, BuzzFeed, The New Inquiry, and more. I split my time between Brooklyn and my farmhouse in the Catskills where I write, read,  drink champagne, listen to pop music, and Photoshop glamorous collages of myself like the one you see here.

My publisher is Grand Central Publishing. My literary agent is Adriann Ranta at Foundry Media. My manager is Keith Massey, who is also my cat and an American hero.