alix kates shulman

Selected Works

“A haunting meditation on a love more enduring than the body or mind.” —Boston Globe “An extraordinary and important book.” –Oliver Sacks
“Refreshingly upbeat, infused with insight, affection, and respect.” –NY Times Book Review
“A ten year voyage of discovery [that] could even, if we were willing, change our lives.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Wry and delicious” —People (starred). “Wickedly funny” —Boston Globe. “Delectably mischievous” —Booklist.
“Witty and revolutionary” —Booklist. “A vicious little gem of a novel” —Cosmopolitan.
“It brought back to me in a rush of emotion the electric sense of discovery which was how the women's movement began for all of us.” —Betty Friedan
“Insightful and compassionate.” —Publishers Weekly
“Fierce, funny, touching.” —NY Times Book Review
Alix's most controversial essays. “Stirring and...courageous” —Blanche Weisen Cook
Revisits controversial proposal to share childcare and housework equally
Emma Goldman's writings compiled and edited by Alix
Biography of Emma Goldman, a NY Times Notable Book
For Children
Fantasy adventure story with a mathematical plot
Picture book exploring the borderline between dream and reality
A hidden picture book


Photo: © Marion Ettlinger

June 10, 2017, Judson Church, NYC

Veteran Feminists of America Reunion, 2017


March 8, 2017

International Women's Day
meet at Washington Square Park, around 4 pm


November 12, 2016, NYC

Women's March! at last!


Sept - October, 2016, Peterborough NH

Resident fellow of the MacDowell Colony


Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 7 pm, Long Island, ME

Presenting SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY, Mary Dore's vibrant documentary on the women's liberation movement (available on Netflix)

Location: VFW Hall, sponsored by Long Island Library. Free & open to the public


June 22 - June 27, 2016, Jackson Hole, WY

Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Keynote: “Passion, Persistence & Luck”
Fiction Workshop: “Structuring the Novel”


Monday, May 5, 2014, 6 pm, NYC

Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter, Panel discussion on Caregiving

Location: Times Center, Times Square, NYC

Admission: Free & open to the public


PBS 3-part documentary, MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA--the story of how women have transformed America over the last half century. Narrated by Meryl Streep. Alix talks about the women's liberation movement of 1960s & 70s.

Tuesday Feb 26, 2013, 8 pm EST (check for local times)


Wednesday Oct 17, 2013, 7 - 9 pm, NYC

reading and discussion at Strand Bookstore to celebrate October, National Group Reading Month

Women’s National Book Association, New York City Chapter, celebrates Reading Month with writers Ben Ryder Howe (My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store), David Maine (An Age of Madness), Elizabeth Nunez (Boundaries), Marisa de los Santos (Falling Together), and Alix Kates Shulman (Ménage).

Location: Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway at 12th St, in the 3rd floor Rare Book Room.

Admission: Buy $10 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that online orders require payment at the time of checkout to guarantee admission.


Monday Oct 1, 2013, 6:30-8:00 pm, NYC

free public discussion

How has the role of feminist writing and activism transformed over the last 40 years? Alix in conversation with Jennifer Baumgardner and Nancy K Miller, focusing on Alix's life as a writer and activist.

Location: Martin E. Segal Theater, CUNY Grad Center, 34th St & 5th Ave.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and Center for the Study of Women and Society.


Thursday May 17, 2013, 6:30 pm, Manhattan

FIRST FEMINIST GENERAL ASSEMBLY, organized by Women Occupying Wall St (WOW)

Location: Washington Square Park

The Feminist GA combined play with work, joy with rage, and—true to feminist history—the personal with the political. The gathering opened with drumming and dancing and was followed by discussions of personal discoveries of feminism and shared values. Smaller breakout groups began building activist agendas and strategies. It was so successful that the 300 attendees decided to repeat the GA once a month, focusing on actions. Organizers expect the ongoing assemblies to inspire actions in New York, the nation, and the world. Everyone welcome to all future Feminist GAs!



Tuesday March 13, 6-8 pm, NYC

free talk, reading, and discussion at CUNY Graduate Center, NYC

To Love What Is
Alix Kates Shulman, author, and Jason Taugow, Professor of English at Queens College, discussant. Reading and discussion of Alix's memoir about a marriage transformed by traumatic brain injury. After falling 9 feet from a sleeping loft, Scott, and with him his wife Alix, found their lives irrevocably altered. This is the story of how two fiercely independent people adapted to living with dementia.

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave at 34th St, Concourse 198
Admission: free

Co-sponsored by the Neuroculture Lecture Series and the Center for the Study of Women and Society


Friday, March 23, 6-8 pm, NYC

Girls Write Now! CHAPTERS 2012 event

Talented teen-aged girls, their mentors, and a guest writer read from their work.
Alix kicks off the series with a short craft talk and a reading.

Location: St. John's Church, 44 John Street, lower Manhattan


Tuesday, May 15, 7 pm, NYC

Reading and LAUNCH PARTY for Alix's new novel Ménage, at The Center for Fiction—everyone invited!

location: 17 E. 47th Street (between 5th & Madison), Manhattan
rsvp at 212-755-6710 or events@​

Books go on sale on May 15


Tuesday, May 22, 7 pm, Brooklyn, NYC

Reading & Discussion at powerHouse Arena, Dumbo, Brooklyn

Location: 37 Main St (@​ Water St)
Tel: 718-666-3049

Marissa Meltzer (Girl Power) talks with Alix about her new novel, Ménage,
and her new collection, A Marriage Agreement and Other Essays


Wednesday, May 30, noon, Mystic, CT

Luncheon Series
Q&A and conversation with Alix about her new novel, Ménage, and her new collection,
A Marriage Agreement and Other Essays

Location: Bank Square Books, 53 West Main Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Time: noon t0 1:30 pm

RSVP to reserve lunch place: 860.536.3795


Tuesday, June 5, 11 am, NYC

Book Signing at Other Press Booth

Location: Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center
635 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001
Other Press Booth #3847


Tuesday, June 26, 7 pm, Hardwick, VT

Reading and Discussion of Alix's new novel, Ménage, and her new essay collection,
A Marriage Agreement and Other Essays

Location: Galaxy Bookshop, 41 South Main Street, Hardwick, VT 05843
tel: 802.4725533


Wednesday, June 27, 7 pm, Norwich, VT

Reading and Discussion of Alix's new novel, Ménage, and her new essay collection,
A Marriage Agreement and Other Essays

Location: Norwich Bookstore, 291 Main Street, Norwich VT 05055
(across the river from Dartmouth College)