Aubrey Hirsch is the author of Why We Never Talk About Sugar, a collection of short stories, and This Will Be His Legacy, a flash fiction chapbook. Her stories, essays and comics have appeared widely in print and online in places like American Short Fiction, The New York TimesThe Nib, Black Warrior Review, The RumpusThe Toast, Brain, Child MagazineSmokeLong Quarterly, and The Florida Review.

Aubrey earned her MFA in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked as a teaching assistant teaching first-year composition courses as well as introductory courses in creative writing and fiction writing. She has also taught writing and literature courses in BA and MFA programs at Chatham University, Georgia College and State University, The Colorado College and Oberlin College.

Originally a native of Cleveland, Ohio, she currently lives in Berkeley, California.


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  1. Alex Christiansen says:

    Dear Ms. Hirsch,

    Thank you for “Fragments.” While not yet finished with Not That Bad, I know that this is a book I will revisit time and time again. Your piece is powerful and relatable. It makes me feel nauseous and almost itchy, and the discomfort is painfully satisfying. Thank you for naming some of the subtle and explicit manifestations of rape culture. I think you’ve given a voice to many, and I feel empowered with your words tucked in my backpack.



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