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 an associate professor of fiction at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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

New Book: Demigods on Speedway, a collection of linked stories set in Tucson, to be published in Fall 2014 by University of Arizona Press.

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. Isn't that exciting? I'm excited.

Readings and Events 2014:

February 4: Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ, with Melissa Pritchard

February 7: Antigone Bookstore, Tucson, AZ, with Melissa Pritchard

February 21-23: Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

February 26-March 1: Associated Writing Programs Conference, Seattle, WA

March 15: Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ

March 27: Oxford Conference for the Book, University of Mississippi

April 10: Northern Arizona University, Tempe, AZ

Agent: Ellen Levine, Trident Media Group