American novelist

Alison Case is a Professor at Williams College in Massachusetts. Her background is academic, specifically in Victorian Studies, Narrative Theory, and Gender Studies. Her first book, Plotting Women: Gender and Narration in the 18th and 19th-Century British Novel, is well known and well respected in the first two areas, and she has many personal connections in these areas too, especially in Narrative Theory, having been on the board of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature and attended the annual Narrative Conference regularly.



Alison Case has cracked open Wuthering Heights and inserted into the gaps her own richly imagined story. In doing so she manages to pay homage to Emily Bronte without copying her. I never thought I needed more Wuthering Heights. Now I wonder how I could have been satisfied with only the original telling.

Tracy Chevalier
on Nelly Dean