Beatrice Alder is a genderqueer writer, teacher, and artist from Edmonds, Washington. They hold an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from the University of Montana and a B.A. from Stanford University, where they studied history, Yiddish language and literature, and gender and sexuality. The recipient of two Fulbright awards--a 2016-2017 ETA grant to Mongolia, and a 2021-2022 Creative Writing grant to Lithuania--Beatrice has published work in StoryQuarterly, The Jewish Quarterly, The Radical Jewish Calendar, Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine, and others. Their debut novel, Yid, was a finalist for the 2023 Pen America/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.

Beatrice continues to read history for the footnotes, seeking the voices of queer ancestors, and justice for the present by understanding the past. When they're not reading or writing, Beatrice can be found foraging, gardening, and making art with their spouse.

Photo credits: Elaine Alder, Suzanne Garcia-Pino
  • Edmonds, Washington, United States