Alix Kates Shulman is the author of 14 books including novels, memoirs, and children's books. She is best known for her novel Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, and the caregiving memoir To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed. Her writing has also appeared in The Nation, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Salon, Ms., The Women's Review of Books, Dissent, Michigan Quarterly Review, Tikkun, Lilith, and The Guardian. Her works have been translated into 12 languages. She has taught writing and literature at New York University, The New School, Yale, the Universities of Colorado, Arizona, Southern Maine, and Hawaii, where she held the Citizen's Chair. She leads writing workshops and has lectured widely throughout the US.
In 1979 Shulman was awarded the DeWitt Wallace/Readers Digest Fellowship, in 1982 she was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, in 1983 she recieved a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction, in 1998 she was a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Center in Bellagio, Italy, and in 2001 she received an honorary doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. She is listed in Who's Who in America and in Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975.