Alix Strauss

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Trend Journalist, Novelist and Frequent Contributor to The New York Times

Alix Strauss is a  media savvy social satirist, frequent contributor to The New York Times, where she writes the regular feature, “It’s No Secret….”

In addition, Alix is a featured lifestyle, travel and trend writer on national morning and talk shows including ABC, CBS, CNN, and The Today Show. In addition to the Times, her work has appeared in  The Financial Times, Crain’s New York, Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, T&L, Conde Nast Traveler, and Departures, among others. She covers a range of topics from trends in beauty, travel, and food to celebrity interviews.  She is an award winning, four-time published author whose work includes: The Joy of Funerals (St. Martin’s Press),Based Upon Availability (Harper Collins), and Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious (Harper Collins).  She is also the editor of Have I Got a Guy for You (Simon & Schuster), an anthology of mother coordinated dating horror stories. 

The Joy of Funerals won the Ingram Award, and was named Best Debut Novel by The New York Resident. Alixʼs essays have been anthologized – most recently in Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish: The Heeb Storytelling Collection. Her short fiction has appeared in the Primavera Literary Journal, Hampton Shorts Literary Journal, The Idaho Review, Quality Women’s Fiction, The Blue Moon Café III, and A Kudzu Christmas. Her short story, “Shrinking Away”, won the David Dornstein Creative Writing Award. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships from programs such as the Wesleyan Writers Conference, the Skidmore College Writerʼs Institute, the Sarah Lawrence Summer Program, and the Squaw Valleyʼs Screenwritersʼ Summer Program.

Alix lectures extensively at conferences and panels including: The Southern Festival of Books, The Northwest Bookfest, The New England’s Writer’s Conference, Wesleyan Writer’s conference, The 92nd Street Y, NYU, Center For Communications, Mediabistro, Columbia University.   

Alix received a degree in Educational Theater and English from NYU, and has taught Fiction, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking and Writing for Magazines, for over twenty years.

Links: New York Times Column


“Alix Strauss writes classic, read-it-in-one-big-gulp books.

Or spend several days at the beach with it; compelling

from first

page to last – edgy, moving, human.” – Liz Smith.



A Passion for Love, Journalism, Fiction and Non-Fiction

• Critical Suicide Prevention and Anti-Bullying Conversations for Schools and Universities

• Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the  Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious Presentation

• Healthy Relationships, Marriage and Love – What I Hear from the Couples I Interview

• The Latest in Wedding Trends

• Understanding and Nurturing Mother and Daughter Relationships