Alan Howard has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Dissent, public television and labor union publications about workers and politics in the US and many other countries around the world. 

He was a Fulbright Scholar at San Carlos University in Guatemala, an International Fellow at Columbia University, the Latin American correspondent for Liberation News Service, and a national volunteer leader in the 2008 and 2012 campaigns of Barack Obama. 

His novella Hollywood Furs was short-listed for the 2011 Paris Literary Prize. In the Land of Eternal Spring is his first novel.