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 QuarterlyThe Florida Review, and in the New York Times Bestselling anthology, Not That Bad.

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.