Alice Lichtenstein graduated from Brown University and was named the Boston University Fellow in Creative Writing. She has received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Lichtenstein has taught at Boston University, Wheaton College, Lesley College, and the Harvard University Summer School. She now teaches creative writing at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.
Her first novel, The Genius of the World (Zoland Books, 2000), a Booksense 76 selection in paperback fiction, was favorably reviewed in The New York Times Review of Books and on National Public Radio; her new novel, Lost, was published by Scribner in March 2010, and received rave reviews, including, The Boston Globe, The St.-Louis Dispatch and The Buffalo News. People Magazine touted LOST as a "Great Read"; Alan Cheuse, reviewing for NPR's "All Things Considered," called "LOST" a novel that delivers "much reading pleasure".
In addition to the above, Lichtenstein has published short stories in several literary journals. Her story, Dead Friends, appeared in Post Road (Winter, 2010); White Ladies, appeared in the journal, Short Story (Spring, 2010). Both were nominated for the Pushcart Prize (Best of the small presses).
Alice lives in Oneonta, New York where she is a member of the Three Treasures sangha, and in Surry, Maine.