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, Vox, TIME, The New York Times, The Nib, Black Warrior Review, The Rumpus, Vox, The Toast, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Florida Review, and in the New York Times Bestselling anthology, Not That Bad.
She the recipient of a 2022 NEA fellowship in Literature, an individual artist award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Daehler Fellowship in Creative Writing from The Colorado College, and The Meek Award for Graphic Nonfiction. Aubrey earned her MFA in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh, where she received a teaching assistantship. She has taught writing and literature courses in BA and MFA programs at Chatham University, Georgia College and State University, The Colorado College, the University of Pittsburgh and Oberlin College.