She holds an an MFA from the University of California, Irvine
Alice Sebold started her career as a waitress while working on her career as a writer. She relocated to New York where she worked as a caretaker of an artists’ colony, earning $386 a month and living in a cabin in the woods without electricity.
She started writing the book that would become Lucky, as a 10-page assignment for her class.
Alice Sebold started writing a novel titled Monster at the age of 33. The novel eventually became The Lovely Bones, which one reviewer called “a disturbing story, full of horror and confusion and deep, bone-weary sadness.
In 2007, Alice Sebold published his third book and second novel titled “The Almost Moon” and guest-edited The Best American Short Stories 2009.
Alice Sebold novels and books is often categorized as terror and her novel The Lovely Bones remained on The New York Times Bestseller list for over one year and was adapted into a 2010 film.
Rape and Controversies
In 1981, Alice Sebold was raped in her first year in the University of Syracuse.
Alice Sebold accused Anthony Broadwater of raping her in 1982. He was jailed as a sex offender and he served 16 years in prison. ￼