Bragging Rights

  • Writer/producer of short film Good Luck, Mr. Gorski: Winner, Best Short, Houston Worldfest

  • Author of the highly praised memoir Love Child

  • Editorial team member of Garage international art and culture magazine

  • Authors edited include Jane Goodall, Joseph Stiglitz, Edna O’Brien, Alan Hollinghurst, Robert Conquest

  • Articles published in VogueNewsweekCondé Nast Traveler

  • Author of Daily Om course “Forgiveness through Writing”

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My book Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found was published by Simon & Schuster (US) and Bloomsbury (UK) in 2009, and subsequently also in Spanish.

After that, I produced a short film, Good Luck, Mr. Gorski, for which I wrote the script and raised $50,000, by bake sales, auctions, public readings, and crowdfunding. It won Best Short at the Houston WorldFest and the Sandpoint Film Festival, and the audience award at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival. It screened in 35 festivals worldwide including the Hamptons, Mill Valley, Cartagena, Torino, Galway Film Fleadh, LA Shorts and NY Shorts.

(I’ve written numerous other screenplays, as yet unproduced!)

My articles have been published in Vogue, Newsweek, Conde Nast Traveler, People, Mothering, and The Santa Fean in the US; and in the UK, in Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar, The Times, Independent on Sunday, Mail on Sunday magazine. I on the editorial team of Garage. the biannual international contemporary art and culture magazine for whom I also write regularly.

Aside from the book I’m currently writing, my primary work is as a freelance editor for major publishing houses. I have worked as an editor for 30 years, beginning my career at Chatto & Windus in London, then becoming Editorial Director of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. I have worked with authors including the Booker Prize winner Alan Hollinghurst, the Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, novelist Edna O’Brien, the legendary naturalist Jane Goodall, and many highly respected historians including Robert Conquest and Paul Johnson.

With James Nave, I co-direct Imaginative Storm writing workshops. This has taken me to the National University of Ireland, Galway, where for five years we led a special workshop for screenwriting students, and to the University of Oklahoma Student Leadership Program, where I conducted a four-day workshop for students from various universities in Oklahoma. We have also produced Imaginative Storm workshops in Thailand, Connemara, North Carolina, and annually in Taos, New Mexico.

I’ve also taught frequently for the Arvon Foundation in the UK, both screenwriting and memoir.

In Taos, my home since 1999, I live with my 12-year-old son in a house that I designed myself.

Allegra Around the Globe

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