Albert is the author of the novels After Birth and The Book of Dahlia, the short story collection How This Night Is Different, and editor of the anthology Freud’s Blind Spot. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Tin House, The New York Times, Post Road, The Guardian, Gulf Coast, Commentary, Salon, Tablet, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, The Rumpus, Time Magazine, on NPR, and in many anthologies.
She received an MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Lini Mazumdar Fellow. A recipient of the Moment magazine Emerging Writer award and a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize and the Paterson Fiction Prize, she has received fellowships from The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Djerassi, Vermont Studio Center, The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Holland, the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg in Germany, and the Amsterdam Writer's Residency. Albert was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for fall 2016 and returns for fall 2017.