About Alice Steinbach
Steinbach, a journalist since 1977, was a reporter, feature
writer, and columnist for the Baltimore Sun until 1999. In
1985, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. In the
years since, she has won many major awards for both her reporting
and her column, which ran from 1989 through 1993. Her work
was distributed nationally on the Los Angeles Times-Washington
Post wire service. She has been a freelance writer since 1999.
She was appointed the 1998-1999 McGraw Professor of Writing
at Princeton University and is currently a Woodrow Wilson
Her most recent book, published by Random House in 2000,
was Without Reservations. It was reviewed
favorably in the New York Times, the Toronto Globe & Mail,
and Jerusalem Post, among others, was mentioned favorably
as a sleeper hit by Deidre Donahue on the pages of USA Today,
and was the subject of an hour-long segment of the national
NPR program "The Diane Rehm Show."
Steinbach, along with Anna Quindlen and Molly Ivins, is one
of nine women journalists featured in Women on
Deadline: A Collection of America's Best. Her
work has also appeared in several other books on journalism:
The Complete Book of Feature Writing;
Writing: Strategies for All Disciplines;
and Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines.
Steinbach did radio commentary for several years, as well
as a call-in talk show for WBAL Radio in Baltimore, MD. In
1994, she was a commentator for WJZ-TV in Baltimore.
Her work as a freelance journalist has appeared in many major
magazines and newspapers, including Glamour, McCall's, Redbook,
Woman's Day, Reader's Digest, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia
Inquirer, San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Sun Times, Boston
Globe, and other newspapers. In 1991 and 1992, she taught
a senior seminar in Creative Nonfiction Writing at Loyola
College in Baltimore.
Steinbach lives in her native Baltimore. She has two grown