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Hello! I'm a writer, editor, and crafter living in New York. I'm currently a senior editor at Racked and worked at BuzzFeed for a while before that. My work has appeared in The New York Times, NPR, Brooklyn Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Vogue Knitting, The Hairpin, The Billfold, and other places; I've also done segments for The Today Show, Good Morning America, and a whole bunch of local and national television and radio shows. My first book, The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater, was published by Flatiron Books in 2018, and my second is forthcoming from Abrams in the fall of 2020.

(Also: I run a sporadic reading series with one pal, a newsletter about cravings with another, and I've taught classes on essay writing.)

Email me at alanna.okun@gmail.com, and there is always Twitter and Instagram. Send crafting inquires and commission requests to oakandfury@gmail.com.