Alia Volz

You will find Alia Volz’s stories and essays in Tin House, Utne Reader, The Rumpus, ZYZZYVA, Narratively, Nerve, Literary Orphans, Huizache (forthcoming) and elsewhere. She recently completed her first novel, a mean little cowboy noir in which all of your favorite characters die.



This cat Fritzel was odd. She wasn’t pretty like Angel or Bon Bon, and she wasn’t smart either. Just one of those weird, piebald cats with personality issues. Maybe I didn’t like this cat so much. But once you have a cat, you keep it until it dies. When Fritzel was a kitten, she charged […]