Ian MacAllen

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Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American. He is a writer, editor, and graphic designer living in Brooklyn.


For all inqueries, contact ianmac47 @ gmail.com.

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Curriculum Vitae | Porfolio by request



The Lives of Paul

The Offing, 2.3.2020


45th Parallel Magazine, 3.2019

The Second Russian

Little Fiction, 9.5.2018

Three Women

Vol 1 Brooklyn, 3.26.2018

The Truth About Dolphins

Queen Mob's Tea House, 12.13.2016


Joyland Magazine, 10.10.2016

Fetish Classified Ads of Inanimate Objects

Electric Cereal, 3.20.2014

Book Reviews


San Gennaro: A Gastronomic Celebration of Immigrant Foods, Whetstone Journal, 3.14.2022

We've been quarantining with our son for over 3 weeks, Parenting Insider, 1.8.21

Don’t Wait to Make Improvements for Pedestrians, Provincetown Independent, 9.29.21

Long Days Journey into Rent Stabilization, The Billfold 3.13.2014

How To Drive A Friend To Detox, Thought Catalog, 02.08.2013

Semi-creepy, Yiddish-speaking puppets took Manhattan a half-century before The Muppets, io9.com, 11.1.2012

Bic Grip 4×4 Permanent Marker, The Impulsive Bu, 11.4.2004.


This Week In Indie Bookstores
August 2015 - January 2022

Notable Online
March 2020 - January 2022

Notable NYC
October 2013 - March 2020


An Interiew with Rachel Rear, author of Catch The Sparrow, Brooklyn Rail, 2.14.22

An Interview with Nicholas Mancusi, The Rumpus, 1.3.2020

An Interview with Lilly Dancyger, Vol 1 Brooklyn, 11.13.2019

An Interview with Chelsea Hodson, The Negatives, 5.29.2018

An Interview with Patrick Carr and Clayton Lamar of @DogsDoingThings, English Kills Review, 5.2.2018

Can a Book About Incest Be Greater Than Its Shock Value?, Electric Literature, 12.6.2017

An interview with Dolan Morgan, The Rumpus, 5.5.2017