Because I just can’t help myself. And because these people are completely misunderstanding evolution. 1. “Bill Nye, are you influencing the minds of children in a positive way?” 2. “Are you scared of a Divine Creator?” 3. “Is it completely illogical that the earth was created mature? i.e. trees created with rings… Adam created asContinue reading “22 Responses to 22 Creationists’ Challenges to Evolution”
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“Birth Story” in The Rumpus
Today I’m vey proud to have essay up at The Rumpus, which consistently publishes the best non-fiction of any magazine or website I read. The piece is called “Birth Story” and it’s about birth stories in general, and one in particular. In many ways, it’s a follow-up to an essay of mine they published lastContinue reading ““Birth Story” in The Rumpus”
Interview with Air Schooner
Air Schooner, Prairie Schooner’s podcast series interviewed me about Why We Never Talk About Sugar and weird fiction. You can click hear to listen to me talk about how I discovered the secret truth hiding in the Pinocchio myth.
I will be making a couple of appearances at AWP this year. Here’s where I’ll be and when. Come say hi! Thursday night at 8:00 at The Sweetwater Tavern I’ll be part of “Their Peculiar Ambitions,” a reading of presidential fictions. Starting at 10:30 Friday morning I’ll be signing copies of Why We Never TalkContinue reading “AWP!”
You can now pre-order my short story collection, Why We Never Talk About Sugar! Here’s the publisher’s description, which I love: Get ready. These are not your mother’s bedtime stories. In this mesmerizing debut collection, Aubrey Hirsch will lead you into the darkest recesses of human life, where hope and longing and love and loss look allContinue reading “Available now!”
Here it is, the first look at the cover of my short story collection. It will be released by Braddock Avenue Books on March 1st!
Reading in Cleveland!
This Saturday (June 9) I’m doing a reading with Mary Biddinger, Tyler Gobble, Amanda Goldblatt, Joshua Kleinberg, and Steve McGouldrick in Cleveland, Ohio. The reading will be at the Cedar Lee Pub and starts at 8. Be there!
I’ve got some new work out in the world. Here’s what’s new: An essay in the new issue of Third Coast called “Other Aubreys I Have Known.” It’s about me…kind of. It’s about recognizing myself in other people. Here’s an excerpt: Aubrey #1 I don’t know her real name, but she is me, sort of. MyContinue reading “Updates.”
I really struggle with revision. My favorite part of the writing process is the initial draft, where I learn about my characters, shape the narrative and discover what the story is about. I have a harder time with the next steps: the re-working, the polishing, the tweaking. I think it’s why I gravitate toward flashContinue reading “On Revision”
A new story from my series of counterfactual biographies went up at Cobalt. It’s about Rachel Garrett, the only (ever) female captain of the USS Enterprise. Yes, it’s about Star Trek. I am not ashamed. I wrote a column on learning about your own process for FFC. Have you checked out Exits Are yet? ThisContinue reading “Some Things.”