Author Archives: Alice Robb


I wrote a book called Why We Dream. It will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on November 20, 2018 and you can buy it here. It’s been recommended by Vogue, Elle, TIME and The London Evening Standard. Publisher’s Weekly says it is “intScreen Shot 2018-10-29 at 5.59.56 PMriguing and accessible…provides an engaging overview of sleep science and effectively argues for its significance.”

I have written for The New Republic (where I was a staff writer), New YorkThe New StatesmanThe AtlanticElleForeign Policy, The Washington Post, Vice, The BBC and Vogue’s international websites. My work has been republished by Slate, CNN, The Week, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Town & Country.

I graduated from Oxford with a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology.

Say hi at McNally Jackson in Brooklyn (Williamsburg) on November 26 or Politics & Prose in DC (Union Market) on November 27.