Aurelie Sheehan

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Aurelie Sheehan is the author of three short story collections, two novels, and a novella. Her most recent books are Demigods on Speedway and Jewelry Box: A Collection of Histories. Stories have appeared in journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, Epoch, Fence, The Mississippi Review, 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.

Agent: Ellen Levine, Trident Media Group


Contemporary stories with a mythological bent.
Very short stories with a sense of self
"Lyrical, assured, heartbreaking."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Deliciously wacky debut novel... Hilarious, sly, sharply observed, and one of a kind.”
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Take a ride with Sheehan, and you will look differently at the world.”
--The Washington Post