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About Allegra Hyde


Allegra Hyde is the author of the story collection THE LAST CATASTROPHE, an Editors’ Choice selection for The New York Times. Her debut novel ELEUTHERIA was named a "Best Book of 2022" by The New Yorker, shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize, named a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award, and featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Her first story collection, OF THIS NEW WORLD, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. 

Hyde has received four Pushcart Prizes and an O. Henry Prize. Her work has also been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions. Her fiction, nonfiction, and humor writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, American Short Fiction, BOMB, and many other venues.


Hyde has received fellowships and grants from the MacDowell Artist Residency, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, The Elizabeth George Foundation, the Lucas Artist Residency Program, the Jentel Foundation, The Studios at Key West, VCCA, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and elsewhere.

She lives with her partner, the writer Ariel Delgado Dixon. Starting this fall, she will teach creative writing at Smith College.

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[Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones]

Books Anchor


The Last Catastrophe

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Of This New World 

Select Writing

Harper's Magazine - "Labor Pains"

BOMB - "The Future is a Click Away"

The New Yorker"Aphorisms for the Anthropocene"

LitHub"Exit Strategies: So How Are You Supposed to End a Story?"

CODE LIT "Eat Me" (Interactive text; best viewed on a desktop)

Electric Literature's Recommended Reading - Excerpt of ELEUTHERIA (Recommended by Lydia Conklin)

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