Alia is the author of the new memoir Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020).
She’s a homegrown San Franciscan. Her work has been published in The Best American Essays 2017, The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Threepenny Review, Salon, and many other places. Her unusual family story has been featured on Snap Judgement, Criminal, and NPR’s Fresh Air.
Alia has received fellowships from MacDowell and the Ucross Foundation and has twice been awarded the Oakley Hall Memorial Scholarship from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She was runner-up of The MOTH’s GrandSLAM Championship.
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