Alice Driver is a writer from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. She writes for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Oxford American, and National Geographic. She is working on the book The Life and Death of the American Worker (Astra House 2024).
Driver has a Ph.D. (2011) and M.A. (2008) in Hispanic Studies from the University of Kentucky, and she studied Spanish and Portuguese at Middlebury College Language Schools; she earned her B.A. from Berea College in Madison County, Kentucky. Driver was born in Oark, Arkansas, a town of 200, in a house built by her potter father and her weaver mother.