O! Small-Bany! Part 4: Fall

The final piece in Elisa Albert’s Albany quartet: Notes on an autumn in search of acceptance in a small city with dangerously lax traffic laws.

Source: Longreads
Published: Apr 28, 2020
Length: 21 minutes (5,474 words)

O, Small-Bany! Part 3: Winter

The third installment of Elisa Albert’s seasonal quartet of essays about life in a small upstate, New York town.

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 7, 2019
Length: 17 minutes (4,343 words)

Oh! Small-bany! Part 2

The second chapter in Novelist Elisa Albert’s Albany “quartet.” Notes from an awful winter.

Source: Longreads
Published: Aug 31, 2018
Length: 23 minutes (5,940 words)

Etta or Bessie or Dora or Rose

From Elisa Albert’s acclaimed 2006 collection, the infamous short story that turned Philip Roth’s playbook inside out.

Source: Longreads
Published: May 24, 2018
Length: 22 minutes (5,706 words)

O, Small-bany!

Writer Elisa Albert’s notes from a bygone spring in her adopted hometown.

Source: Longreads
Published: May 7, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,229 words)

Snarling Girl

An essay on ambition to end all essays on ambition.

Source: Hazlitt
Published: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 26 minutes (6,504 words)