Aurelie Sheehan

Photo credit: Cybele Knowles


Aurelie Sheehan is the author of two novels, History Lesson for Girls and The Anxiety of Everyday Objects, as well as two short story collections, Jewelry Box: A Collection of Histories and Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant. Her work has been published in journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, Epoch, Fairy Tale Review, Fence, New England Review, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review. She has received a Pushcart Prize, a Camargo Fellowship, the Jack Kerouac Literary Award, and an Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Sheehan is a professor of fiction at the University of Arizona.

New Book: Demigods on Speedway, a collection of linked stories set in Tucson, is coming out this fall with the University of Arizona Press (November 13, 2014).

The Story Prize Gives a Shout Out: Jewelry Box is named "an outstanding 2013 short story collection."

Ploughshares Solo: My novella, This Blue, is now available as an e-book and may be ordered through Ploughshares (see link on right), Amazon, or Barnes & Noble for 99 cents. It's also an Audible book, for those of you in cars.

Agent: Ellen Levine, Trident Media Group