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Sandy Allen (they/he) is an author who writes and speaks about gender and madness. Their debut book, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, was published by Scribner (in 2018, paperback in 2019). A radical and innovative work, AKOMP was praised by numerous outlets, including The Los Angeles Times, The Boston GlobeO MagazineThe New Republic, BitchVogueThe Week, The Rumpus, and Esquire, which named it one of the best nonfiction books of the year. In 2020, AKOMP was nominated by New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute as one of the top works of journalism of the last decade. It was also featured on This American Life


Sandy’s reported features, essays and radio stories have been published by 99% Invisible, BuzzFeed News, Gay MagazineGuernica, and them., among many others. They host a podcast about pop culture and mental health called Mad Chat, about which the New York Times said: "Listening feels like hanging out with two of your smartest and funniest friends." They also host an online sourdough bread-baking series, Breb Class.


Sandy lives in the Catskills with their husband, dog, cats, sourdough starter, and many plants.


They can be found (infrequently) on Twitter @sealln