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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alison Flowers  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Flowers lives in Chicago and works at the Invisible Institute, a production company on the South Side.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alison Flowers is a writer, multimedia journalist and storyteller. Her award-winning investigative journalism focuses on social and criminal justice. A former TV reporter, Flowers has also written for the Village Voice, VICE News, and others. She is a Social Justice News Nexus fellow and works at the Invisible Institute, a journalism production company on the South Side of Chicago.Her yearlong multimedia series about exonerees for Chicago Public Media and NPR affiliate WBEZ was a finalist for a national Online Journalism Award in 2014. She also contributed to the anthology ''Who Do You Serve? Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States.''Flowers is a Northwestern University alumna, having earned a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism in 2009.

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