Alison Fell

Alison Fell (b. 1944)
Photograph of Alison Fell by Ivan Coleman
Alison Fell © Ivan Coleman



Dumfries-born Alison Fell is a novelist, poet and journalist, who in her early career was involved in feminist writing and theatre. 

Full Biography

Alison Fell was born in Dumfries and educated there and at Edinburgh College of Art, before moving to London in 1970, where she established the feminist theatre group Monstrous Regiment, and worked with Spare Rib and Virago Press. She has published seven novels, including Mer de Glace, which won the Boardman Tasker Memorial Award. Her books of poetry are Kisses for Mayakovsky (Virago, 1984) which won the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award, The Crystal Owl  (Methuen, 1988), Dreams, Like Heretics: new and selected poems (Serpent's Tail, 1997), and Lightyear (Smokestack Books, 2005), a collaboration with photographer Ivan Coleman. 

Poems by Alison Fell