Alba Arikha is an author of fiction and non-fiction, including "Walking on Ice", "Muse" and "Major/Minor", a memoir that was shortlisted for the Spear’s award and chosen as one of the best books of 2012 by the New Yorker. Her recent novel, "Where to Find Me", was published by Alma Books. It was selected among the best books of 2018 in the Evening Standard and long listed for the 2020 Wingate Prize.
She has written librettos for two operas based on her books: "Soon", which was performed at the Riverside Studios, and "Blue Electric", which will be performed in 2020 at the Playground Theatre. She has written for various publications, including the New Republic and Tatler, and is a regular contributor to Radio 4.
She has been teaching creative writing for a few years, for various institutions such as the Royal Academy of Art, Columbia University and the Guardian, where she holds regular classes on short fiction. In 2019, she was visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, where she taught non fiction.
Alba is also a singer-songwriter and has performed in London and Paris.