Aubrey Hirsch is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of Why We Never Talk About Sugar, a collection of short stories. Her stories, essays and poems have appeared in literary journals both in print and online including American Short Fiction, Third Coast, Hobart, SmokeLong Quarterly, Vestal Review, The Los Angeles Review, PANK and Annalemma. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she has also been honored as a runner-up for the Micro Award and as a top-25 finalist in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open.
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 Chatham University’s award-winning MFA program and their newly-established low-residency MFA program, and at Colorado College.
She currently lives in Pittsburgh where she teaches creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh.