Alicia Parlette

An online home for information about Alicia Parlette, SF Chronicle writer and published author.

Who is Alicia Parlette? April 9, 2010

Alicia Parlette is a writer whose series about her battle with cancer was published in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005 and garnered widespread public attention for her articulate and heartfelt articles. Her work was adapted and published as a book by the San Francisco Chronicle Press in 2005.

Alicia Rose Parlette was born in January 1982. She attended Granite Bay High School and graduated in 2000. She then went on to study journalism and English literature at the University of Nevada, Reno, graduating summa cum laude from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2004. She was employed by the Hearst Newspaper Corporation September 2004-March 2007 and was working as a copy editor at the San Francisco Chronicle when she diagnosed with alveolar soft part sarcoma in 2004, at the age of 23.

Her favorite book was To Kill A Mockingbird.

Alicia was honored at the 2005 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Program at the Reynolds School of Journalism and the University of Nevada, Reno on October 19, 2005. She, along with Penni Gladstone (photographer) and Robert Rosenthal (editor) spoke as part of the program.

Alicia won a 2005 Oustanding Emerging Journalist award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Alicia passed away April 23, 2010.

Please see the pages Read Alicia’s Work for her story in her own words and News Coverage for additional information.